Born in Scotland in 1829, John Adamson is believed to have arrived in Hobart in 1835 off the wreck of the 'Wallace'. A painter, sketcher and draughtsman Adamson also spent some time in Sydney and Melbourne. Engravings of his drawing, 'Melbourne from the South Side of the Yarra Yarra 1839' acclaimed for its accurate representation have been widely reproduced. Adamson died in 1902 on board a ship bound for Calcutta. His works are represented in a number of institutions including the National Library of Australia, Canberra Edit or add to this biography
Buying or Selling? Auction houses and galleries that have dealt in works by James Adamson.
If you are considering purchasing a work and would like an independent assessment, you can request a pre-purchase report. We will provide a written report Our pre-purchase reports include a phone consultation with our valuer once you have received your report.
Get an online price report to find out the value of your artwork. Our art market experts will provide you with a quick and professional assessment of your artwork.
They will analyse the available data and put your artwork into perspective by giving you a price range of comparable works sold at auction by the artist.