# 42201

RADFORD, Ron; HYLTON, Jane

Australian colonial art : 1800 – 1900 (with signed letter)

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Adelaide : Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 216 pp. illustrated. With a signed letter from NGA Director Ron Radford to noted art collectors and philanthropists Colin and Liz Laverty enclosed.

An excellent survey of Australian colonial art reproducing important works by Eugene von Guerard, Nicholas Chevalier, John Lewin, Conrad Martens, John Glover, Robert Dowling, Alexander Schramm, Martha Berkley, Tom Roberts, David Davies, W. C. Piguenit, Arthuir Streeton, Charles Conder, John Skinner Prout, H. J. Johnstone and many others.

“This new history of Australian colonial art covering the period 1800 to 1900 is written around the exceptionally representative and high-quality collection held in Adelaide by the Art Gallery of South Australia. Many of the images are extremely well known but many more, especially those which have only recently been acquired, provide an opportunity to give a new interpretation and view of our early culture.” – foreword.