John Glover 1767-1849

On the 250 year anniversary of John Glover’s birth we are delighted to share items from our collections.

John Glover, an established landscape painter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land from England in 1831. He was allocated a significant grant of land at Mills Plains on the northern slope of Ben Lomond.

Here his home ’Patterdale’ was built  beside the Nile river. The land and buildings providing inspiration for much of his Tasmanian works.

John Glover is recognised for his naturalistic and atmospheric paintings of Australian nature, settler life, and Aboriginal culture.

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