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William Westall A View of King George's Sound oil painting


A View of King George's Sound
Painting ID::  32728
William Westall
A View of King George's Sound
mk80 1802 Watercolour,pen and brown ink 27.2x41.6cm

   
   
     

William Westall The Wreck of the porpoise oil painting


The Wreck of the porpoise
Painting ID::  42089
William Westall
The Wreck of the porpoise
mk167 1803 pencil

   
   
     

William Westall The island of Timor oil painting


The island of Timor
Painting ID::  42090
William Westall
The island of Timor
mk167 1808 Watercolour

   
   
     

William Westall A Bay on the South Coast of New Holland oil painting


A Bay on the South Coast of New Holland
Painting ID::  75274
William Westall
A Bay on the South Coast of New Holland
A Bay on the South Coast of New Holland, an early 19th century oil painting by William Westall. The original is held by the National Maritime Museum. cyf

   
   
     

William Westall Gulph of Carpentaria oil painting


Gulph of Carpentaria
Painting ID::  77005
William Westall
Gulph of Carpentaria
1811, oil on canvas, 88.0 x 100.0 cm) by William Westall (1781?C1850). cyf

   
   
     

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     William Westall
     English painter and engraver 1781-1850 was an English artist who travelled aboard HMS Investigator on her voyage to Australia. Westall was born in Hertford, England. Westall, like the other botanical artist on HMS Investigator Ferdinand Bauer, was born into an artistic family. His older half brother Richard, was a member of the Royal Academy, and assisted him in securing a place for his younger half brother at the Royal Academy in 1799. During his studies at the Royal Academy Westall's work came to the attention of Joseph Banks, who was at the time keen to find a landscape artist for Matthew Flinders' expedition aboard HMS Investigator. With the support of Banks, Westall was appointed by the Admiralty in London as landscape and topographical artist on HMS Investigator. In 1801, at the age of 19, Westall found himself aboard HMS Investigator. The subsequent voyage of discovery to Terra Australise, has in time come to be regarded as one of the notable scientific and botanical studies ever undertaken. William Westall, King George's Sound in Albany, Western AustraliaWestall began sketching the Australian coast, south of Cape Leeuwin and later on Monday 7 December 1801, King George's Sound, Western Australia, thereby becoming one of the first professional artists to draw the Australian landscape painting. Many of the sketches that Westall created were coastal profiles, to assist with the important task of mapping Australian coastline. The subsequent circumnavigation of Australia took Westall from Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia, across the Great Australian Bight to the South Australian gulf country, to Kangaroo Island, and thence to Port Jackson and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Particularly notable amongst the works created by Westall during the voyage are his accurate portraits of Aboriginal people and the watercolours of their cave paintings, the first European artist to depict the cave paintings.

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