'Lake St Clair' by William Charles Piguenit, 1887

Australia, 1979

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Episode number 12 of Series “The Australian eye III”.
A study of the painting “Lake St Clair” (1887), by William Charles Piguenit. Features a brief biographical description of the artist including his life works in terms of his travels and experiences with nature as Australia’s first important landscape painter born in Australia (Hobart, 1836-1914). His first important works began with his series on Lake St Clair. Suitable for upper secondary level.



David Muir


Malcolm Otton

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Film Australia







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Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art criticism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Biography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painters - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Landscape painting - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Piguenit, W. C. (William Charles), 1836-1914


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

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Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

People → Artists - Biography

People → Piguenit, W. C. (William Charles), 1836-1914

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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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