# 44120

RIENITS, Rex and Thea

Early artists of Australia (presentation copy for Russell Drysdale)

$200.00 AUD

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Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1963. Quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (light edge wear, chips to head and foot of spine, a little more than evident in the photo), patterned endpapers,, pp. x; 246, illustrated. A good copy.

Presentation copy, signed and inscribed from the authors ‘Maisie and Tass with lots of love from Rex Rienits and Thea Rienits’, further signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper ‘Russell Drysdale, Xmas 1963’. 

A valuable survey of the first European artworks of the Australian continent, including chapters on Cook’s artists, the First Fleet, Thomas Watling, William Westall, John William Lewin, George William Evans, early Tasmanian artists and more.