Colonial Homestead near Launceston c1860. Louis Wood.
Louis Wood

Colonial Homestead near Launceston c1860

Watercolour
28 x 37.5 cm
Signed with initials
Provenance: Private collection, United Kingdom

 

Louis Wood was a painter and teacher active in Tasmania in the 1850s and 60s. He was the son of Captain William Wood, the former Paymaster of the 15th Regiment of Foot, and Marie Hyacinthe de Gouges. Louis managed his fathers sheep and cropping property, Hawkridge at Snakebanks near Perth, Tasmania for many years before acquiring his own property, Woodleigh, nearby. His watercolour Brambletye Near Avoca and pastel portraits of Louis and his wife are in the collection of Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. Woodcuts made from his sketches were published in The Illustrated Melbourne Post.

We are grateful to Andrew Groom, great, great grandson of the artist for his assistance with biographical information

More biographical information - refer DAAO

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