Explanation of a View of Hobart Town, Exhibiting at the Panorama…. Robert after Augustus EARLE BURFORD.

Explanation of a View of Hobart Town…
Explanation of a View of Hobart Town, Exhibiting at the Panorama…

London: 1831.

Engraving, 280 x 450 mm.; mounted.

Scarce panoramic view of Hobart, complete with key description, based on an original painting by Augustus Earle. Earle arrived in Tasmania in January 1825 and painted "a series of linked watercolour views of Hobart Town which were later developed into this panorama by Robert Burford. Burford's artists added local colour such as a chain gang and convict group to Earle's Arcadian view of this sedate British outpost" (Kerr, p. 234).

Scarce panoramic view of Hobart, complete with key description, based on an original painting by Augustus Earle. Earle arrived in Tasmania in January 1825 and painted "a series of linked watercolour views of Hobart Town which were later developed into this panorama by Robert Burford. Burford's artists added local colour such as a chain gang and convict group to Earle's Arcadian view of this sedate British outpost" (Kerr, p. 234).
Panoramas of exotic cities were a great public success in London during the early nineteenth century, and this engraving would have been sold at Burford's 'Panorama' building in Leicester Square.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #1700688

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