Author(s): Paul Moon
Augustus Earle, a professional painter, travelled to the edge of empires, painting recording and commenting on the cultures and people he met. His paintings, sketches and lithographs stretched from the bustling centres of the Mediterranean, USA, Brazil, Australia, Malacca and India; to the remote New Zealand and Tristan da Cunha. His artistic and historical importance has now been recognised, his works offering a unique glimpse into societies on the cusp of radical change. This is his story. With detailed references, picture notes and analyses. Generously illustrated.