It was the patrons who funded, enabled, and occasionally directed the movement towards realism and secular subjects, and developed the genres.
In two early expeditions to the Americas, he gathered great amounts of information about flora and fauna, and the ethnography of indigenous peoples.
Superb, finely detailed views of Australia and New Zealand from its foremost landscape painter of the late 19th century.
An Austrian who trained at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, joined a gold rush in Australia, then painted the continent’s landscapes.
In 1832, he just sailed off to India to spend the next 7 years wandering around the Western Himalaya. When someone pointed a gun at him, he quickly painted their portrait.
From Corot to Sérusier, the American Thomas Cole to the British John Brett, a collection of superb landscapes of the city.
Paintings of the city of Florence recreating times past, from Dante’s meeting with Beatrice, to Lorenzo the Magnificent in the late 15th century.
It was only the fourteenth ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain. Their provisions included 20 bottles of red wine and 18 chickens. His painting helped make mountaineering respectable.
As a surveyor and civil engineer, he was more familiar with the inside of a tent than an office. Paintings of Malaya, Singapore and New Zealand.
Sketches and watercolour paintings of the Pacific Coast of the Americas, from Vancouver Island to Tierra del Fuego.