Natural Curiosity

Natural Curiosity

Unseen Art of the First Fleet

eBook - 2014
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Parrots and lorikeets swoop down, vivid, bright and colourful. Black swans glide through the air. Owls stare out from pages, wide-eyed. A sense of awe swept through natural history circles in eighteenth-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 Fl.
Publisher: Sydney : NewSouth, 2014.
Edition: International ed.
ISBN: 9781742246789
1742246788
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 p.)

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