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Video John Glover: 'Patterdale landscape with cattle' c. 1833

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John Glover migrated to Tasmania in 1831, arriving on his 64th birthday. He is considered one of Australia's most important artists of the early 19th century and the colonial period. This piece was one of the first he completed after taking up a land grant in Patterdale on the Nile River. The pastoral scene depicts the colonial Australian landscape as one of potential and plenty. Do you think this is a realistic representation of the hardships faced by many early settlers?




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