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Pride of Place: Exploring the Grimwade Collection

Pride of Place: Exploring the Grimwade Collection

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Exhibition Catalog

Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, 2020. Published in association with Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University Publishing, Carlton.

282 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 29 x 24 cm. In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780522876383

The Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest comprises a rich and sometimes unexpected variety of art, books and objects. A scientist, businessman and philanthropist, Sir Russell had wide-ranging interests embracing industry, history and botany. In all of these he was strongly supported by his wife Mab. The core of the bequest is Russell's collection of visual and textual material, which provides a perspective on the European exploration of the Pacific and the British colonisation and settlement of Australia. His keen interest resulted in an extensive body of prints, drawings, watercolours and books, as well as oil paintings, decorative arts and personal records. These are jointly housed by the University of Melbourne's Ian Potter Museum of Art, Special Collections (Library) and University Archives. Pride of Place is the first publication to explore the diversity of this remarkable collection. In this beautifully illustrated book, numerous experts share their interpretations of its highlights, responding to past historical attitudes and offering twenty-first century insights.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Australia ; Great Britain -- 1800-1900 ; 1900-1945 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) --

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