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Artists and their sitters : a colonial portrait ; a guide to the portrait painters of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, 1820-1850

Buscombe, Eve


Before the advent of photography portraiture could be described either as art or likeness-taking. A portrait's importance lies in furnishing the spectator with a visual record of a person's features, but it may also provide him with a record of another time which is not verbal. It may yield to the spectator information about a person or time gone by in a way which is intuitive like music. When Dr Lhotsky published his remarks about art in general, and Australian art in particular, he...[Show more]

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Date published: 1970-08
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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