George French Angas, Painting the story of a landscape

By Philip Jones
December 12 2021 - 1:00pm
George French Angas (artist) & James W. Giles (lithographer), View from Mount Lofty, 1847. Below, Charles Baugniet, George French Angas (detail), 1848. Pictures: National Library of Australia

It's the story of a man through pictures, rather than words, just as he would have wanted. The current exhibition at the National Library of Australia brings to the fore an extraordinary colonial artist, known for the past 175 years primarily through his published lithographs, rather than his original watercolours and sketches.

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