Plein Airs and Graces: The Life and Times of George Collingridge

Author(s): Adrian Mitchell

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Plein Airs and Graces examines the extraordinary life of George Collingridge de Tourcey, a landscape painter of the late nineteenth century, just ahead of the Australian impressionists. When he emigrated from France to Australia he grew passionate about the possibilities of his new country, and worked tirelessly to contribute to it - not least for his Discovery of Australia (1895), in which on the evidence of ancient maps he argued controversially for Portuguese and Hispanic pre-discovery of Australia.

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General Fields

  • : 9781743050958
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : September 2012
  • : 235mm X 160mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adrian Mitchell
  • : Paperback
  • : 759.994
  • : 264
  • : 24 pp colour illu