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The Resource Natural curiosity : unseen art of the First Fleet, Louise Anemaat

Natural curiosity : unseen art of the First Fleet, Louise Anemaat

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Natural curiosity : unseen art of the First Fleet
Title
Natural curiosity
Title remainder
unseen art of the First Fleet
Statement of responsibility
Louise Anemaat
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in 18th-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
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Anemaat, Louise
Dewey number
704.943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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State Library of New South Wales
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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • Plants
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
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Natural curiosity : unseen art of the First Fleet, Louise Anemaat
Instantiates
Publication
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Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 247-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Introduction : the Derby Collection comes home -- The collector -- A curious land -- Lambert's bridge to Australia -- The "Lambert drawings" -- Collecting, curiosity and cargo -- Natural curiosities -- The botanical albums -- Years of decline
Control code
000052182239
Extent
256 pages : colour illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Isbn
9781742234090
Label
Natural curiosity : unseen art of the First Fleet, Louise Anemaat
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 247-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Introduction : the Derby Collection comes home -- The collector -- A curious land -- Lambert's bridge to Australia -- The "Lambert drawings" -- Collecting, curiosity and cargo -- Natural curiosities -- The botanical albums -- Years of decline
Control code
000052182239
Extent
256 pages : colour illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Isbn
9781742234090

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