Joseph Lycett: Convict Artist
Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2006 - Art - 285 pages
JOSEPH LYCETT: CONVICT ARTIST examines the life and work of one of Australia's earliest colonial artists. Joseph Lycett worked in Australia from 1815-1822 and was responsible for the most extravagantly illustrated account of the colony, published in London in 1824-25. His works in watercolour and oil are among the most important visual records of early New South Wales and Tasmania, documenting the life of the Aboriginal people, the landscape and its flora, and the towns, houses and properties of colonial Australia from a time when there were few such competent artists in the colony. This book includes most of Joseph Lycett's known works, and many are published for the first time. It presents new interpretations and a new appreciation of the accomplishments of this prolific but elusive figure of early Australian art.
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