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Absolon, John de Mansfieldlocked

(b London, c. 1843; d Perth, Western Australia, May 8, 1879).

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Australian watercolourist, Soldier, colonist and businessman of English descent. The son of the watercolour painter John Absolon (1815–95), he served in the Queen’s Rifles and exhibited paintings and sketches with the Society of British Artists before first visiting Western Australia in 1869. Shipboard watercolour sketches and many studies of the bushland environs of Perth, such as ...

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