Panoramic Views

Opens 26-09-2015,  closes 17-01-2016

Salon Gallery


Panoramas, typically large and alive with detail, fascinate us. They invite careful examination. Our attention is drawn by an entire vista of numerous features, not by a single focal point.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's collection of panoramas spans three centuries, and Panoramic Views features just a sample of the breath of work which could have been shown.

The work in this exhibition has been selected from TMAG's 19th century colonial watercolours and drawings collection, which is an extremely significant and extensive one.

Featured are stunning panoramas of Tasmania and places further afield, by artists including Eugene von Guerard,Thomas J Lempriere, Louisa Anne Meredith, Augustus Earle and F G Simpkinson De Wesselow.

To read more about the works in this exhibition, download the room brochure here.

Image details:
Joseph Lycett (born England 1775; transported to Sydney 1814; returned to England 1822, where he died 1828)
View of the country round Hobart Town in Van Diemen's Land, 1820s
lithograph, printed in colour (black and pale sepia) from two zinc plates, hand coloured
Sir Ernest Clark Bequest, 1953