The original farmhouse featured in a number of John Glover's paintings but was on the brink of collapse a few years ago. When art enthusiasts kept turning up asking to see "Glover Country", Ms Westmore realised she was the caretaker of a chapter of Australian history and, as an arts lover herself, decided to preserve it. John Glover RBA was an English-born Australian artist during the early colonial period of Australian art. Vaughan Fisher had to resist spending all his time there painting and sketching. 72 John GLOVER Landscape with trees John GLOVER Sketchbook no. The first stroke hit about the paddle of the Comet. He showed an early interest in wildlife and as a child in the fields near Ingersby, was to be found sketching birds and nature. When Carol Westmore bought a farm near Launceston 15 years ago, she inadvertently embarked on a mammoth heritage-restoration project. In 1807, Glover was the president of the Water Colour Society, but the organisation split up in 1812 when a faction wanted oil painting to be included in its exhibitions. For the next nine years or so, Glover exhibited his paintings developed from sketching tours of Cumberland, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Wales and Scotland at the Royal Academy. The wool is carefully prepared so that only the best parts of the fleece make it into the bale. John Glover (18 February 1767 – 9 December 1849) was an English-born Australian artist during the early colonial period of Australian art. John Glover, the friend of kings.”. John Glover RBA (18 February 1767 – 9 December 1849) was an English-born Australian artist during the early colonial period of Australian art. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and a symposium in Australia. Glover had a narrow escape on 21 October 1825, when he and two other passengers alighted from the steamship PS Comet II at Rothesay in Scotland; shortly thereafter the boat was in a collision with the paddle-steamer SS Ayr off Kempock Point, in which 62 of the approximated 80 passengers died. Glover assisted in the building of the chapel at Deddington, where he is buried. Buy Contemporay Artworks and original paintings, sculptures, photography from emerging artists. November 1926 p.10, as reported by J. Moore-Robinson, FRGS: “And the Examiner of December 12, 1849, contains the following notice: ‘On Sunday evening, 9th inst., at his residence, ‘Patterdale,’ Mr John Glover, senior, aged 82, deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and relations:’”, Moore-Robinson goes on to state that he could find no further reference to Glover’s death. From 2004, The John Glover Society has awarded the Glover Prize for depictions of Tasmanian landscapes. [Skip to quick links] I consider it to be more sensual than it is political, yet expressive, somewhat akin to the expressionistic style of the mid-twentieth century moderns. The Captain and passengers immediately ran upon deck to see what was wrong; when – the next fatal stroke took place with such force, that the Comet filled, and in two minutes went down head foremost. There are no straight lines in the house and every piece of timber needed to be fitted by hand.