An image of Launceston and the river Tamar

John Glover

(England, Australia 18 Feb 1767 – 09 Dec 1849)

Launceston and the river Tamar

Other titles:
A view from Trevallyn of Launceston and the river Tamar, Van Dieman's Land, A Colonial Landscape, with minutely painted foreground. Love birds on the trees, & c.
Location
19th c Australian art
Further information

In 1831 John Glover arrived in the Tamar River, Launceston after a five month journey from England with his wife Sarah, and son John Richardson Glover. This painting dates within the first years of Glover's arrival in Australia and testifies to his desire to capture the unique environment he encountered.

Year
(circa 1832)
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.7 x 113.3 cm stretcher; 95 x 136.5 x 11.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r., brown oil "J Glover". Not dated.
Credit
Anonymous gift 1972
Accession number
41.1972