Record Number : 103949 of 13452

Title : Travellers art

Description :
Travellers Art focuses on the works of various travelling artists held in the collections of the National Library of Australia. The website features an online exhibition of rare travellers' illustrations made in the late 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries; they include: drawings; watercolours; sketchbooks; diaries; hand drawn maps; manuscripts; and photographs. The five virtual exhibitions also include archival information. The first exhibit shows paintings by John Webber and William Ellis, who served as artists on Captain James Cook’s third voyage around the Pacific (1776-1780). The second exhibit displays pictures painted and drawn by William Westall during the circumnavigation of Australia. A thematically related third exhibit shows paintings by Samuel Thomas Gill from an 1846 expedition in West Australia. The fourth exhibit: 'Augustus Earle: A Freelance Artist,' shows Earle's paintings from travels in the southern seas. Finally, a fifth exhibit posts 19th and turn-of-the-century travel photography. Researchers and teachers will find this website to be a good introductory tool to the history of exploration in the southern hemisphere. Further contents include maps, biographical details, short explanatory essays and a links page.


Uncontrolled Keywords : circumnavigation

Controlled Keywords : National Library of Australia--Art collections.; Travellers; Cook, James, 1728-1779; paintings (visual works); drawings (visual works); maps; photographs; New Holland--Australia; Pacific; Tasmania--Australia; explorers

Language : eng;

Period : 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century (1900 - 1945); 20th Century (1946 - 1999)

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