Conrad Martens on the Beagle and in Australia

VRIES-EVANS, Susanna De

Published by Brisbane, Pandanus Press, 1993. Signed Limited Edition.
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Hardcover, 4to., fine condition, black padded leather with gilt lettering to conver & spine, tipped-in colour plate on half-title, frontis, colour plates including one tipped-in, black & white illus., maps, chronology, 208pp. + Supplement to the Collectors' and Limited Editions - List of Selected Works, in a pocket at rear. This is signed and limited edition number 115 of 300 published. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Conrad Martens became Australia's first professional artist, and an Antipodean version of Turner, the painter who inspired him. Although Martens has become one of the best-loved Australian artists, somewhat surprisingly his life and his major works have never been fully documented.

This well-researched biography covers Conrad Martens' early years in England, his period as official artist on the Beagle, his visits to Tahiti and New Zealand and his painting tours in the Blue Mountains, the Illawarra, Brisbane, the Darling Downs, New England, and the Hunter Valley, as well as his life and work in Sydney.

It deals with problems of forgeries of his work based on substituting less valuable unsigned works by J.M. Rugendas, George Peacock or those by his daughter Rebecca, whom he taught.

It details Martens' voyage with Charles Darwin on the Beagle, their survey of the Santa Cruz River, their search for the murderers of the Governor of the Falkland Islands and the story of Jemmy Button, the Fuegian Indian taken to England and educated as an English gentleman who then returned to join his tribe with disastrous results. Martens' drawings and profile maps of the Falklands proved so strategically important and accurate that the British War office consulted them during the recent Falklands War.

The author's clear and lively text provides insight into colonial life and early art patronage - or the lack of it - as well as dealing with Martens' pupils, patrons, exhibitions, and the lithographs. Three maps, sixteen color plates, seventeen b.w. illustrations and a six-page chronology of Martens' life make this the definitive biography for general readers and students of colonial art and colonial history.

About the Author: Susanna de Vries-Evans is a Commonwealth Valuer of Paintings, specialising in nineteenth century art. She has contributed entries to the Dictionary of Australian Artists and has written five books including Historic Sydney and its Early Artists (1980, 1987), Pioneer Women, Pioneer Land (1988) and The Impressionists Revealed: Masterpieces and Collectors (Random House, Sydney; Little, Brown, London and Roberts Rinehart, U.S.A. 1992). She lectures in history of European and Australian Art at Queensland University of Technology and at the Department of Continuing Education, University of Queensland. Her fluency in the Spanish language has helped her to find additional information on Martens' historic voyage which charted the southern half of South America.

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Book Description Pandanus Press, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1993. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Previous owners details at top of minor title page. 208 pages with colour and b/w illustrations. This well researched biography covers Conrad Martens' early years in England, his period as official artist on the Beagle, his visits to Tahiti and New Zealand and his painting tours in the Blue Mountains, the Illawarra, Brisbane, the Darling Downs, New England, and the Hunter Valley, as well as his life and work in Sydney. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009410

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Book Description Pandanus Press, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1993. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mark to the top corner of the front cover. Signed by the author on the title page. 208 pages with colour and b/w illustrations. This well researched biography covers Conrad Martens' early years in England, his period as official artist on the Beagle, his visits to Tahiti and New Zealand and his painting tours in the Blue Mountains, the Illawarra, Brisbane, the Darling Downs, New England, and the Hunter Valley, as well as his life and work in Sydney. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 018385

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