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Eugene von Guerard sketchbooks, 1835-1900, including sketches drawn in Italy and Germany, 1835-1852; Australia 1854-1891; Europe and England, 1891-1900

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YoldwPG9

Eugene von Guerard sketchbooks, 1835-1900, including sketches drawn in Italy and Germany, 1835-1852; Australia 1854-1891; Europe and England, 1891-1900

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Eugene von Guerard sketchbooks, 1835-1900, including sketches drawn in Italy and Germany, 1835-1852; Australia 1854-1891; Europe and England, 1891-1900

Full title

Eugene von Guerard sketchbooks, 1835-1900, including sketches drawn in Italy and Germany, 1835-1852; Australia 1854-1891; Europe and England, 1891-1900

Date

1835-1900

Record Identifier

YoldwPG9
Physical Description

Contents

32 sketchbooks

1 notebook of textual material

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Fonds

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Out of copyright

Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

The sketchbooks cover von Guerard’s twenty-eight years in Australia and also the period of his early travels in the Rhineland and Italy and his return to Europe after 1881, that is virtually his whole painting career. The drawings range from pencil sketches to detailed pen and ink or pencil drawings, a few with colour or wash added. The sketchbooks...

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Eugene von Guerard sketchbooks, 1835-1900, including sketches drawn in Italy and Germany, 1835-1852; Australia 1854-1891; Europe and England, 1891-1900

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

NOTES

Published information

Eugene von Guerard, 1811-1901 : a German romantic in the Antipodes / Candice Bruce, Edward Comstock & Frank McDonald. Martinborough, N.Z. : Alister Taylor ; Sydney, N.S.W. : distribution by Hedley Australia, 1982.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Administrative / Biographical history

Eugene von Guerard was born in Austria in 1811, son of the court painter to the Emperor Francis I. He studied in the Düsseldorf Academy and travelled in Germany and Italy before arriving in Melbourne in 1853. He soon made his way to the Ballarat gold fields, where he did a number of sketches, and later travelled in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

In 1870 he was appointed Curator of the National Gallery of Victoria and Principle of its Art School, where he remained until his retirement in 1881. He then returned to Europe and died in London in 1901. He was highly regarded as a landscape artist and painted a number of commissions in Victoria. His topographical style is very detailed and precise.

Reference:
Library correspondence file

Further biographical details:
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/...

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YoldwPG9

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879582

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