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Picturesque pursuits : colonial women artists & the amateur tradition

Author: Caroline Jordan
Publisher: Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2005.
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As amateurs, these women worked in sketchbooks rather than on canvas; in pencil and watercolour rather than in oils, and in miniature rather than full scale. They employed the genres deemed suitable for their gender: miniature portraits, flower paintings and picturesque landscapes.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan, Caroline, 1962-
Picturesque pursuits.
Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607595613
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Jordan
ISBN: 0522850979 9780522850970
OCLC Number: 61115761
Description: vi, 224 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Ornamental education --
Colonial transitions --
Public amateurs --
... and private professionals --
Pilgrims of the picturesque.
Responsibility: Caroline Jordan.
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As amateurs, these women worked in sketchbooks rather than on canvas; in pencil and watercolour rather than in oils, and in miniature rather than full scale. They employed the genres deemed suitable for their gender: miniature portraits, flower paintings and picturesque landscapes.

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