What is this painting?
May 17, 2010 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone identify this painting about colonialism?

Tineye has failed me, and I don't know how to go about finding the author and location. I hope the hive mind will be able to pinpoint it!
posted by Baldons to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
it's from this website: Atlante Storico

and this is the page it's on: La colonizzazione sistematica

which is in a section on the colonization of Australia, specifically during 1830-1850... unfortunately, they do not provide any author attribution
posted by jammy at 12:09 PM on May 17, 2010

Seconding the link to Australia, or possibly New Zealand. The phrase "colonizzazione sistematica" is linked with Edward Gibbon Wakefield, who was interested in immigration, Australi and New Zealand. This image and this one reminded me of your mystery painting; both come from the Alexander Turnbull collection, held by the National Library of New Zealand.
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:35 PM on May 17, 2010

To me it looks like a book illustration rather than a painting per se -- or just possibly a mural (the three dimensionality of it suggests this to me). It's probably contemporary, by the style of the characterization, and so this might be in a building devoted to AUS or NZ colonial era, either Down Under or in Britain itself.
posted by dhartung at 12:43 PM on May 17, 2010

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