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View Of Upper Nepean

VIEW OF UPPER NEPEAN

Accession ID:

1961.110

Name:

View Of Upper Nepean

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Conrad Martens

Date:

1845

Description

Conrad Marten’s awareness of the European tradition of landscape painting, his curiosity for his new environment in Australia, and a reaction to its light, all combined with his technical skill to allow him to create watercolour landscapes of an extremely high standard. This watercolour conforms to the principles of landscape painting he outlined in a presentation that he delivered in Sydney in 1856. He advocated concentrating the strongest darks in the foreground, and using the highest lights and the deepest darks in such a way as to emphasise the principal objects.


History

Miss S. Perry Bequest, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Bequest of Miss Sophie Perry. Secondary Inscription: 1845 penciled on back.


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