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HANSEN, David

John Glover and the Colonial picturesque

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Hobart : Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 2003. Oblong quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 312, extensively illustrated. A fine copy.

On his first visit to Mills Plains, Glover wrote to Emma Lord: ‘I think we shall live principally here, it also suits me because very rich and Picturesque… I like the country much…’.’ A characteristic of this part of the island was the openness of the grasslands, described by one contemporary as ‘moderately wooded by small clumps of trees as if planted by the hand of man to ornament an estate’; Glover himself was to observe that ‘it is possible almost everywhere, to drive a carriage as easily as in a Gentleman’s Park in England’.