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Sketchbook No. 98, 1831-1832 / John Glover
Level of Description
Date of Work
Type of Material
DL PX 46
1 sketchbook (20 leaves and 1 loose leaf) : pencil, pen, ink and wash on wove paper ; 18 x 25 cm.
The sketchbook has both page numbers, assigned by the Library at an unknown date; and sketch numbers, possibly in John Glover's hand. The following list refers to sketch numbers as they appear in the sketchbook order. 1. Pictures of natives, labelled 'Montapeliado’ and 'The natives that were sent from Hobart Town to Great Island 1832’ 2. 'Wellington, from near Mr Joslyn Thomas’s' 3. 'Natives sent to Great Island' 4. 'At Custom's Ferry' 5. 'Near Brighton' 10. 'Bushranger’s Cave' 11. [Untitled] 12. 'Mr [David] Lord’s house at Richmond' 13. 'Wellington' [View over water. Shows rainbow.] 14-16. `Views from Risdon' 20. 'Wellington from Kangaroo Point' 25. [Full page of native seated on hill in bush. Tree ferns.] 26. [Hills and water in dark wash. Moon above] 27-29. [Untitled] 30. [A very simple view of treeferns] 31. [Number of fallen logs] 44-45. [Untitled] 46. Red, now pink wash used to highlight trees 47. Yellow wash to highlight trees 48-54. [Untitled] 55. [Tree ferns in rainforest] Red, now pink wash highlight 56-64. [Various rainforest studies] 65. [Hillsides, close up in sunlight, distance in sunlight] 66. [Untitled] 67. 'Mt Direction' 68. 'Mt Dromedary' 69. 'The Derwent from Newtown' 70. 'Derwent' 71. 'Derwent' 72. 'Gum Tree' 73. 'The Oak' 74. 'Mt Direction' 75-76. 'The Oak' 77. 'Mt Direction' 78-79. [Untitled] 80. 'Wellington from Mt Gillibrand' 81-86. [Untitled] 87-88. 'Spring Hill' 89. [Untitled] 93. 'Hobart' 94. 'near the Government Garden' 95. [Untitled] 96. 'Near the Government Garden' 97. 'Mr Lewis's Farm' 98-100. [Untitled] 101. 'Cangaroo Point' 102. [Untitled] 103. 'Wellington' 104. 'Mt Wellington from Austins garden' 105. 'Mount Direction from Austin's Gardens', red, now pink wash, highlight 106. 'Mount Dromedary from near Mr. Gages' 107. 'Wellingotn from near Mr. Gages' 108. [Untitled] 117. 'Lovely Banks' 118. 'On Spring Hill' 119. 'Wellington from Spring Hill' 120. 'On Spring Hill' 113. 'Consititution Hill' 114. 'View from Constitution Hill' 115. 'View from the foot of Constitution Hill' 116. 'Lovely Banks' 121-122. 'On Spring Hill' 123. 'From the West side of Spring Hill' 124. `four Miles from Ross [?] Brdige' 129. 'Mills Plains from the Sugar Loaf' 130. 'Mills's Plains' 131-134. [Untitled] 135. 'Benn [i.e. Ben] Nevis' 136. 'The River Nile'
Bequeathed by Sir William Dixson, 1952
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Titles in inverted commas are taken from sketchbook, possibly in Glover's hand. Other titles are from: John Glover report for the Mitchell Library, 2004 / Max Staples (MLMSS 7835)
Signatures / Inscriptions
Inscriptions inside front cover: Fine Collection of Pictures at Tong Castle 10 Ms from Wolverhampton [pencil, Glover’s hand] 104 Sketches [different hand] `No. 98’ – in ink `Hy.G’ `Finished March 22nd 1832’ `1832’ – inside back cover `104 sketches’ – pencil inscription inside front cover `Foliated April 1972 D.L.' `1832' - Inscription inside rear cover:
All sketches are unsigned, only one is dated. Many of the sketches are titled.
The sketchbook in landscape format has a leather bound cover and spine. All extant work is of Van Diemen’s Land with the exception of one reference on the inside front cover which suggests Glover already had this book in England `Fine collection of Pictures at Tong Castle 10 M from Wolverhamption’. A large amount of the book appears to be missing with many pages not bound evenly or irregularly sized. The sketches are original and appear to have been copied from this sketchbook to DGA 28 which refers back to this book in its numeration. This book has added cross-like pencil marks, to show what has been copied. The book contains both folio and sketch numbers. Sir William Dixson bookplate inside verso of front cover. Watermark `Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1829' Reference: John Glover report for the Mitchell Library, 2004 / Max Staples (MLMSS 7835)
Aboriginal Australians -- Tasmania.
city & town views
Tasmanian Aboriginal peoples
Ben Nevis (Tas.)
Constitution Hill (Tas.)
Derwent Valley (Tas.)
Dromedary, Mount (N.S.W.)
Jordan River (Tas.)
Kangaroo Point (Tas.)
Mills Plains (Tas.)
Mount Direction (Tas.)
Nile, River (Tas.)
Spring Hill (Tas.)
Wellington, Mount (Tas.)
Australian Colonial Art
John Glover: Australian Collection Focus
Digital order no.
Album ID : 879466
Series 01: John Glover sketchbooks, ca. 1794-1835
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