Tibbits, William Taylor Smith (1837-1906)

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Tibbits, William (1837-1906)
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Artist; Printmaker; Painter
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Tibbits produced many landscape drawings, views of public and private buildings and reproductions steel plate prints whilst residing in Victoria and Sydney. He travelled to regional areas and painted various scenes and was also commissioned by James Fairfax.

watercolourist and lithographer, was baptised on 5 September 1837, son of Elizabeth and Smith Tibbits, a grazier engaged in mineral exploration in Victoria by the 1860s. William appears to have arrived in the colony in about 1866. Seven undated views of gold mines, shops and a hotel in the Newington area, Ballarat, were probably painted between 1866 and 1870. He moved to Neil Street, Ballarat, in 1870. On 24 March 1871 William married Rose Fulton, sister of the lithographer Samuel Fulton with whom he had possibly worked at F.W. Niven 's Ballarat printing works. Tibbits painted View of Mr Bird’s Farm and Property, Scarsdale in March 1871, and other Scarsdale views appear to date from this time. In 1873 he visited Maryborough and painted sharp, naive views of the district hospital and other buildings. Between mid 1873 and 1874 he lived in Armstrong Street. Over fifty commissioned paintings survive from his Ballarat period. He travelled the district offering to paint houses for a guinea, with family members extra and animals 5s each. These landscapes generally feature a property or mining works, hotel, shop, store, church, saw-mill or private residence, each painted with obsessive attention to detail. Sometimes Tibbits deliberately distorted the perspective to show both front and side elevations of a building as, for example, Property of Mr Malton, Creswick where the side trellis has been unnaturally angled towards the viewer in order fully to display its glories. In 1875 Tibbits moved to Melbourne. He settled at Merivale, Coburg, and ...

  • c.1866

Flourished

  • fl. 1866 - 1905

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Midlands Historical Society, Victoria
  • Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC
  • Footscray Historical Society, Victoria
  • Daylesford Museum, Daylesford, Vic.
  • Creswick Historical Museum, Creswick, VIC
  • Brighton Historical Society, Victoria
  • Brighton City Council, Victoria
  • Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, VIC
  • Gold Museum, Ballarat, VIC
  • City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  • Prahran Historical and Arts Society, Victoria
  • Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.
  • National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
  • University of Melbourne Archives, Victoria
  • University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Albany and District Historical Society
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, VIC
  • (see also) From James Fairfax, New South Wales
  • (see also) Commission by Illustrated Australian News, Melbourne (1879)
  • (see also) Commission by Illustrated London News (1879)
  • (see also) Niven, Francis Wilson
  • (see also) Fulton, Samuel
  • (see also) Fulton, Rose
  • (see also) Tibbits, Elizabeth
  • (see also) Tibbits, Elizabeth
  • (see also) Creagh, Helen G.
  • (see also) Moyle, T. C.
  • (see also) Peters, J. R.
  • (see also) Smith, Bernhard
  • (see also) Smith, Frederick C.
  • (see also) Taylor, Alexander
  • (see also) [View of Lithgow with inset vignettes of shops]
  • (see also) Lakeside, Queens Road [Melbourne]
  • (see also) Wynnstay, residence of G.W. Taylor Esq., around 1886 / photographer unknown
  • (see also) Wanda Dale
  • (see also) Property of Mr Malton, Creswick
  • (see also) View of Mr Bird's Farm and Property, Scarsdale

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  1. [Invitation to 'Picturesque Victoria through the eyes of William Tibbits 1837-1906']
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