Augustus Earle
Australian Painter , 1793-1838 Nephew of Ralph Earl. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London between 1806 and 1815, when he began travelling. He visited the Mediterranean between 1815 and 1817, and lived in North America (1818-20) and South America (1820-24). In February 1824, en route to India, he was accidentally abandoned on Tristan da Cunha for eight months. The passing ship that rescued him took him to Australia. Here he lived from 1825 until 1828, a period broken by a seven-month residence in New Zealand. During all of his voyages he made watercolour sketches, particularly of places 'hitherto unvisited by any artist', apparently with the intention of publishing a series of aquatints. These drawings, such as a Bivouac, Daybreak, on the Illawarra Mountains (1827; Canberra, N. Lib.), have a robust autobiographical quality. In Sydney he obtained a number of commissions, including a full-length portrait of Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane (1825-6; Sydney, Govt House). Earle returned to England in 1829 and produced a series of prints, Views in New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Land.

 

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Augustus Earle A Bivouac of Travellers in Australia in a Cabbage Tree Forest,Day Break oil painting   

Painting ID::  28004
Augustus Earle
A Bivouac of Travellers in Australia in a Cabbage Tree Forest,Day Break
1838 Oil on canvas 118 x 82 cm (46 1/2 x 32 1/4in) National Library of Australia,Canberra (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Past and Present No 1 oil painting   

Painting ID::  28395
Augustus Earle
Past and Present No 1
1858 Oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in) Tate Gallery London (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Past and Present No 2 oil painting   

Painting ID::  28397
Augustus Earle
Past and Present No 2
1858 Oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in) Tate Gallery London (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Past and Present No 3 oil painting   

Painting ID::  28398
Augustus Earle
Past and Present No 3
1858 Oil on canvas 63.5 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in) Tate Gallery London (mk63)

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Captain Richard Brooks oil painting   

Painting ID::  32729
Augustus Earle
Captain Richard Brooks
mk80 1826-27 Oil on canvas 73.9x61

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Augustus Earle oil painting   

Painting ID::  58727
Augustus Earle
Augustus Earle
Augustus Earle, (Self Portrait) Solitude, watching the horizon at sun set, in the hopes of seeing a vessel, Tristan de Acunha (i.e. da Cunha) in the South Atlantic, (1824): watercolour; 17.5 x 25.7 cm. National Library of Australia

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Punishing negroes at Cathabouco oil painting   

Painting ID::  58728
Augustus Earle
Punishing negroes at Cathabouco
Augustus Earle, Punishing negroes at Cathabouco, (i.e. Calabouco) Rio de Janeiro, (1822): watercolour; 23.6 x 26.3 cm. National Library of Australia

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Portrait of Bungaree oil painting   

Painting ID::  58729
Augustus Earle
Portrait of Bungaree
Augustus Earle, Portrait of Bungaree, a native of New South Wales, with Fort Macquarie, Sydney Harbour, in background, (1826): oil on canvas; 68.5 x 50.5 cm. National Library of Australia

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Solitude, watching the horizon at sun set, in the hopes of seeing a vessel, Tristan de Acunha oil painting   

Painting ID::  94289
Augustus Earle
Solitude, watching the horizon at sun set, in the hopes of seeing a vessel, Tristan de Acunha
1824 cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Punishing negros at Cathabouco oil painting   

Painting ID::  94290
Augustus Earle
Punishing negros at Cathabouco
1822. Watercolour; 23.6 x 26.3 cm. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Portrait of Bungaree, a native of New South Wales, with Fort Macquarie, Sydney Harbour, oil painting   

Painting ID::  94291
Augustus Earle
Portrait of Bungaree, a native of New South Wales, with Fort Macquarie, Sydney Harbour,
oil on canvas Date 1826(1826) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Uncared for oil painting   

Painting ID::  96961
Augustus Earle
Uncared for
Oil on canvas, 101 x 76 cm Date 1871(1871) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle The flower girl oil painting   

Painting ID::  96962
Augustus Earle
The flower girl
Oil on canvas, 37 x 26 cm Date 1872(1872) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Selling Out oil painting   

Painting ID::  96963
Augustus Earle
Selling Out
1901, oil on board, 30.5 x 23 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle Luck in a Moment oil painting   

Painting ID::  96964
Augustus Earle
Luck in a Moment
30.5 x 25.5 cm Date 1874(1874) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Augustus Earle A street flower seller oil painting   

Painting ID::  96965
Augustus Earle
A street flower seller
oil on canvas, 55 x 38 cm Date 1882(1882) cyf

   
   
     

 

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Augustus Earle
Australian Painter , 1793-1838 Nephew of Ralph Earl. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London between 1806 and 1815, when he began travelling. He visited the Mediterranean between 1815 and 1817, and lived in North America (1818-20) and South America (1820-24). In February 1824, en route to India, he was accidentally abandoned on Tristan da Cunha for eight months. The passing ship that rescued him took him to Australia. Here he lived from 1825 until 1828, a period broken by a seven-month residence in New Zealand. During all of his voyages he made watercolour sketches, particularly of places 'hitherto unvisited by any artist', apparently with the intention of publishing a series of aquatints. These drawings, such as a Bivouac, Daybreak, on the Illawarra Mountains (1827; Canberra, N. Lib.), have a robust autobiographical quality. In Sydney he obtained a number of commissions, including a full-length portrait of Governor Sir Thomas Brisbane (1825-6; Sydney, Govt House). Earle returned to England in 1829 and produced a series of prints, Views in New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Land.