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Title :

Supplying artists' materials to Australia 1788-1850

Authors :
BURGESS, Erica ; DREDGE, Paula ;
Conference :
Painting techniques : history, materials and studio practice : contributions to the Dublin Congress 7-11 September 1998; London; International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
From the earliest British colonization of Australia, draughtsmen and watercolourists met the demand for paintings in the more permanent and prestigious medium of oil. In the first 40 years, artists often depended on personal patrons and friends in Britain for the supply of painting materials. The problem of shortages led to some improvisation and substitution of materials. By the 1830s the number of professionally trained British artists who had emigrated to Australia had increased, and the supply of artists' materials had also become more reliable. This early period, greatly dependent on irregular supplies from England, was followed by rapid commercial development of the colonies and faster shipping which ensured that new materials and techniques from England quickly appeared in the Australian colonies. ;
Pagination/Size :
4 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Australie ; Colonial (art) ; Commerce ; Grande-Bretagne ; Importation ; Matériel d'artiste ; Peinture ; Peinture à l'huile ; Technique ; 1700-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Artists' materials ; Australia ; Colonial ; Commerce ; Great Britain ; Importation ; Oil painting ; Painting ; Technique ; 1700-1900 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24980979 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0950052582 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;