• Thomas Doughty

    In the Adirondacks  c. 1822–30

    oil on canvas

    Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Laurence and Ronnie Robbins, 2002.1

    Photography © Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

    Robert Havell Jnr (engraver)

    Robert Dale (after)

    Panoramic view of King George's Sound, part of the Colony of Swan River October  (detail) 1834

    steel engraving, aquatint and watercolour

    The University of Melbourne Art Collection

  • Not As The Songs of Other Lands

    19th Century Australian and American Landscape Painting

    14 Mar 2017 to 11 Jun 2017

    Not As The Songs of Other Lands explores the political, economic and cultural aspirations revealed by artistic representations of the land in Australian and American art during the nineteenth century.

    By comparing and contrasting Australian and American approaches, Not As The Songs of Other Lands references notions of the sublime and tensions between rural and urban landscapes to enable reflections on national identity in colonised land. These works also reflect the characteristics of nineteenth century colonial exploration in the depiction of race, class and power.

    Not As The Songs of Other Lands presents works from the Hudson River School within the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection alongside works from the University of Melbourne’s Russell & Mab Grimwade ‘Miegunyah’ Collection and paintings by iconic Australian artists such as Eugene von Guérard, John Glover, and Nicholas Chevalier and Tom Roberts from important Australian collections.

    Not As The Songs of Other Lands is organised by the Ian Potter Museum of Art in collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art, which is recognised for its generous support. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund.

    Not As The Songs of Other Lands will be accompanied a symposium Parallel Histories  6 - 8 April 2017


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