• The Arts Society Penang
  • The Arts Society Penang

A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, THE PAINTINGS OF GEORGE RAPER ON THE FIRST FLEET 1788–1792

Clive Stewart Lockhart
Wednesday 20 July 2018. 11.00am, Venue TBA

A chance discovery by Clive in a barn in Gloucestershire provided historians of the First Fleet with a major cache of previously unknown watercolours of birds and flowers of the Sydney area. This talk explores the voyage undertaken and the work of George Raper, a young Midshipman who, in the space of four years sailed around the world twice, was shipwrecked, survived disease and starvation and still managed to return home with these magnificent watercolours. It is a remarkable and little known story with many endings.

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Clive Stewart-Lockhart studied on the Sotheby's Works of Art course and has now been working in the fine art world for 40 years. Managing Director of Woolley and Wallis, the UK's leading regional auctioneers, in Salisbury, and has been a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for over 20 years. Has also lectured on cruise ships as well as for many other groups, and recently published a major article in the Journal of the Decorative Arts Society on Betty Joel.

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Please book the lectures by calling any of the following committee members:

Robert Newton – 014 258 6318

Cheryl Fankhauser – 016 995 3214 

Sandie Lenton – 016 555 1950

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