Born in England in 1767, Glover had built a reputation as a skilful and prolific landscape painter, as an art teacher and as a dealer, before he migrated to Tasmania in 1831. He had become a member of the Old Water Colour Society, where he exhibited a large number of pictures and also exhibited Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists. Glover is best known his paintings of the Tasmanian landscape and depiction of local flora. Echoes of Claude Lorrain and Nicholas Poussin appear in his detailed and romantic interpretations of the Australian bush.
John Glover is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1967 of 768, of which 473 (62%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,984,703 for Ben Lomond from Mr Talbot's Property — Four Men Catching Opossums sold by Christies in September 2013. In addition to this sale, a further 3 works by this artist have been sold for over $1 million. This year 8 works have been offered for sale. Works by John Glover are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and a further six major public national galleries (see list below).
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Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
No, ineligible. The artist has been deceased for more than 70 years.
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