James Adamson (1829-1902) Australia

Biographical Information

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

Market Information

View of the Onkaparinga
Highest Price:
View of the Onkaparinga
Watercolour, 26 x 36 cm.
Fine Asian, Australian & European Art, Decorative Arts & Furniture Day 2 (Art only), Sotheby's, Melbourne.
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Other works sold by this artist

Portrait of a Man
Price:
Portrait of a Man
Oil on canvas, 54 x 45 cm
The Sunday Art Auction, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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