The Friends of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery cordially invite you to a viewing of the TMAG exhibition Panoramic Views.
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 provide an added insight into Hobart’s early history, Dr Alison Alexander will relate the people in her biographies of Jane Franklin, Edward Lord and Maria Riseley to the scenes of early Hobart shown in the panoramas.
In addition, the TMAG Shop will be open during our event, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the special 20% pre-Christmas discount which the Shop is offering to members of the Friends and other TMAG support groups.
Francis Guillemard Simpkinson (De Wesselow)
born London 1819; in VDL as a naval officer 1845-49; died London 1906
Hobart Town in 1848 (detail)
pencil, watercolour and chinese white on six sheets