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Natural Curiosity free pdf Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-century London when the first ships returned from Sydney with their cargo of exotic animals, birds and plants - and striking watercolour illustrations. The sudden emergence, in 2011, of a large number of these watercolour illustrations has revealed much about the early years of the colony. In Natural Curiosity, Louise Anemaat uncovers never-before-published works from the artists of the First Fleet, including convicts-turned-watercolourists Thomas Watling and John Doody, and the anonymous 'Port Jackson Painter'. She unravels the complex network of natural history collectors who spanned the globe - eagerly acquiring, copying and exchanging these artworks - from New South Wales Surgeon-General John White to passionate British collector Aylmer Bourke Lambert. 'Our link with 1788: First Fleet Art' an article by Louise Anemaat about a previously unknown collection of New South Wales natural history drawings of a now forgotten botanist.

About Louise Anemaat

Louise Anemaat is Head of Pictures Section at the State Library of New South Wales and is curator of Artist Colony: Drawing Sydney's nature, a 2014 exhibition of the library's First Fleet collection.

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Author : Louise Anemaat
Publisher : UNSW Press
Data Published : 30 March 2014
ISBN : 1742234097
EAN : 9781742234090
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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