Australia's 'earliest oil painting'?

March 27 2017

Image of Australia's 'earliest oil painting'?

Picture: Guardian

What may be the earliest oil painting from Australia, at least by a Western artist, has been discovered in the Royal College of Surgeons in London. They're by John Lewin, and are believed to have been painted between 1800 and 1807. Although George Stubb's painting of a kangaroo predates Lewin's painting, the latter's would be the first taken from life. More here

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