Thomas BROWNE | Rose Hotel, Bunbury

Thomas BROWNE
1818 – 1882
arrived Australia 1863

Rose Hotel, Bunbury 1863
watercolour
Signed and dated lower right within image in ink, 'T.H.J. Browne/ ...[illeg]/ 1863'.
image 23.8 (h) x 43.0 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.985

Thomas Browne was transported to Western Australia as a convict in 1863 for forgery. Brown specialised in images of buildings. In this streetscape Browne captured the hub of activity around the hotel a tableaux vivant visualising the daily lives of the settlers.





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