C1886

St. Paul's Dome from the South Esk.

St Pauls Dome is within the St Pauls Regional Reserve in east Tasmania and close to Fingal. References: Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 9829g. Hughes-d’Aeth, T. Paper Nation : The Story of the Picturesque Atlas … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

St. Paul’s Dome from the South Esk.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
St. Paul's Dome from the South Esk. - Antique View from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

St Pauls Dome is within the St Pauls Regional Reserve in east Tasmania and close to Fingal.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976: 9829g.
Hughes-d’Aeth, T. Paper Nation : The Story of the Picturesque Atlas of Australia. Melbourne 2001:

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1654251
National Gallery Australia: LEGACY ID 34588
Royal Collection Trust UK: RCIN 1046852
Getty Museum Los Angeles: Object name: 1218593
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER 74VvDRQZXzWd
State Library Victoria: CCF 919.4 G19

William Charles Piguenit (1836 - 1914)

Piguenit was born in Hobart, Tasmania where he spent most of his life working as an artist. He began as a draughtsman with the Tasmanian Lands and Survey Department where he provided lithographic illustrations of Tasmanian landscapes. Piguenit’s illustrations are unique as he painted and drew from direct experience of the landscape, unlike other colonial illustrators who would create their landscapes as composite views. He would often embark on long expeditions recording images of unexplored terrain within Tasmania, even climbing mountains to gain a better view of the landscape. His monochrome paintings were created with the specific purpose of being used for the illustrated press in the 1870s. In the 1880’s Piguenit was employed as an artist for the “Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” one of the most ambitious publications of the time using only the best artists and finest engravings. Piguenit, unlike the colonial other artists- who often depicted colonial scenes or the white settlers’ achievements, focused on illustrating the grandeur of nature in the Australian landscape. Dinah Dysart in “Art and Australia (Winter 1992)” describes Piguenit as a nineteenth century environmentalist “His art reveals in no small measure a respect for the environment which is surely the most important single issue of our times.” He maintained a sense of pride in promoting the beauty of the Tasmanian landscape throughout his life. He was considered the leading Australian-born landscape painter by the end of the nineteenth century. Ref: “To the Surface- Contemporary Landscape” (Arnold) 1993

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