Fowles, Joseph (1810-1878)

Field of activity
Artist; Draughtsman; Painter; Author; Drawing master; Art teachers trainier; Art teacher; Racehorse trainer; Farmer; Surgeon
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35294268
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The indefatigable and versatile Joseph Fowles turned his hand to an eclectic range of occupations, with varying degrees of success, alongside his artistic endeavours. He was also instrumental in securing a place for drawing and defining its features in the New South Wales government school curriculum from the 1860s until the 1880s.

painter, son of Joseph Fowles and nephew of Daniel Adey Fowles , is thought by his family to have been born in Somerset, England. He and his wife arrived at Sydney on 31 August 1838, having sailed from London via Hobart Town aboard the barque Fortune . Although nothing is known of his early life in England, Fowles undoubtedly had some artistic as well as medical training. This is substantiated by his diary of the voyage to Sydney which records that he sketched and painted the ship and shipboard scenes and acted as ship’s surgeon, and by his claim to a reputation as a marine painter upon arrival in the colony. His earliest known Australian art work (1841, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales) is a marine scene. Nevertheless, he chose to earn his living as a farmer, leasing Mary Reiby’s Figtree Farm at Hunter’s Hill (now Figtree House, Reiby Road) from 1838 to 1842 and selling his fruit, vegetables and wood in Sydney. His journal (Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales) contains detailed descriptions of the farm and its environs, as well as some sketches of it, and of travelling by boat to Sydney. Fowles initially came to public attention as an artist in 1847 when he opened a studio at Harrington Street, Sydney and contributed to the first exhibition of the Society for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Australia in July. Five of the seven paintings he exhibited were of ships and ...

  • 31 August 1838 Sydney, NSW; barque 'Fortune'

Flourished

  • fl. c.1841 - c.1878

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  • Private collections
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW

    <p>(2 horses)</p>

  • Australian Jockey Club, Randwick, NSW
  • Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

    <p>Early in 1999 the Mitchell Library acquired Fowles' early watercolour of the historic property Bungaribee, offered by the Joshua McClelland Print Room in Melbourne.</p>

  • Agricultural Society of New South Wales Intercolonial Exhibition
  • Exhibition of the Natural and Industrial Products of New South Wales
  • Fine Art Exhibition
  • First Exhibition of the Society for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Australia
  • (see also) Prize of £10, Joseph Grocott's third art union
  • (see also) Fowles, Daniel Adey
  • (see also) Beal, Noah
  • (see also) Matthews,
  • (see also) Andrews, Charles William
  • (see also) Baker, William Kellett
  • (see also) Cassells, William
  • (see also) Evans, George William
  • (see also) Fernyhough, William Henry
  • (see also) Garling, Frederick
  • (see also) Ross, Bryce
  • (see also) Winstanley, Edward
  • (see also) Agricultural Society of New South Wales
  • (see also) Society for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Australia
  • (see also) North Australian
  • (see also) Sir Patrick
  • (see also) Clore
  • (see also) Robert and Lucy Fitzgerald
  • (see also) Cooramin
  • (see also) Van Tromp
  • (see also) The Buffalo Bull with a Group of Cattle
  • (see also) Bungarribee Homestead, Doonside
  • (see also) Gentleman on a White Horse in Macquarie Street
  • (see also) Action at Sea (Marine)
  • (see also) Byrne's Mills, Parramatta
  • (see also) The Post Office from Sydney in 1848
  • (see also) The Fleet Beating out of the Bay of Trafalgar during the Gale, Two Days after the Memorable Victory
  • (see also) The Carrysfort Entering the Heads of Port Jackson
  • (see also) The Wreck of the Edward Loome, off the Middle Head--Harbour of Port Jackson
  • (see also) Kangaroos
  • (see also) Dawes Point and Fort Macquarie

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  1. Sydney in 1848, by Joseph Fowles : a possible reading of the manuscript notes
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Book ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,209.547)

  2. Welcome Jack [racehorse], 1853 / painted by Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1853 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Welcome Jack [racehorse], 1853 / painted by Joseph Fowles
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 70,142.117)

  3. Government House, 1854 / Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1854 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Government House, 1854 / Joseph Fowles
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  4. [Millers Point, Sydney / attributed to Joseph Fowles]
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1845 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    [Millers Point, Sydney / attributed to Joseph Fowles]
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  5. Regatta. Sydney Harbour, 1854 / Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1854 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,075.453)

  6. St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, 1848? / Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1848 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,980.234)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,980.234)

  7. Bungarribee homestead, Doonside, ca. 1850 / Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Photograph : 1950-1975 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Bungarribee homestead, Doonside, ca. 1850 / Joseph Fowles
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,748.18)

  8. Saint Vincent sailing ship / poss. [possibly] Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. [Emu Hall, Penrith], 1866 / painted by Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1866 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    [Emu Hall, Penrith], 1866 / painted by Joseph Fowles
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  10. Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, ca. 1848 / Joseph Fowles
    Fowles, Joseph, 1810-1878
    [ Art work : 1848 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,585.664)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 67,585.664)

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Resources about Joseph Fowles (9)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Joseph Fowles, former artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. [Joseph Fowles : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 116,081.094)

  3. Baily family papers, 1866-1875, 1879, together with a journal of a voyage from London to Sydney by Joseph Fowles, 1838
    Baily family
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,577.305)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 92,577.305)

  4. Joseph Fowles, author of "Sydney in 1848"
    [ Photograph : 1932 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Joseph Fowles, author of "Sydney in 1848"
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  5. Item 01: Joseph Fowles 'Journal of a voyage from London to Sydney in the Barque Fortune commenced April 5th 1838' to 31 August 1838; with some remarks on Hobart and Sydney
    [ Unpublished : 1838 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 41,611.941)

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  6. Old St Philip's Church of England
    [ Photograph : 1889 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Old St Philip's Church of England
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  7. Colonel James Nunn, Australian Mounted Infantry, ca. 1840 / attributed to Joseph Fowles
    [ Art work : 1840 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Colonel James Nunn, Australian Mounted Infantry, ca. 1840 / attributed to Joseph Fowles
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  8. Vernon family - architectural plans, ca. 1880-1935
    [ Art work : 1935 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,444.633)

  9. Mementos of old Sydney : a volume of mounted manuscripts and printed items, 22 February 1798-8 June 1892, compiler and date of compilation unknown
    [ Art work : 1892 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 28,074.07)

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  1. In the Insolvency of Mr. Joseph Fowles.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 26 September 1862 [Issue No.170] p 1851

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    ... Ia the Insolvency of Mr. Joseph Fowles. Tf, BOWDEN is instructed by Robert Sempill, m Esq ... 209 words
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  2. In the Insolvent Estate of Joseph Fowles.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 June 1862 [Issue No.106] p 1121

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    ... In the Insolvent Estate of Joseph Powles. HD. COPKBURN" has been instructed by Mr. • Sempill ... 39 words
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  3. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Joseph Fowles, of Randwick, near Sydney, artist. To the Official Assignee and Creditors.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 5 September 1862 [Issue No.156] p 1695

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    ... Joseph Fowles, of Rand wick, near Sydney, artist. To the Official Assignee and Creditors* TAKE NOTICE ... 129 words
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  1. JOSEPH FOWLES.
    The Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW : 1913 - 1950) Wednesday 19 November 1924 p 15 Article
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  2. TESTIMONIAL TO MR. FOWLES.
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    ... .' FowleB. We give thi'Jletter yerliaUm et literatim x — ' Joseph Fowles,. Esq., late Oity Surveyor, Bria ... 255 words
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  3. The Late Mr. Fowles.
    The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Saturday 20 July 1878 p 89 Article Illustrated
    ... . Joseph Fowles. Many years ago he arrived in Kew South. Wales, and commenced hiB career as a teacher of ... friend THE LATE MR. JOSEPH FOWLES. ... 384 words
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  1. The wild fowl : fantasie from The children of Don, (op. 56b) / Josef Holbrooke
    Holbrooke, Joseph, 1878-1958
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  2. Interview with Joe Mack / Interviewer: Don Gobbett
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  3. Jamie saves our bacon
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  4. Orchestral works 3 : orchestrations Chabrier, Debussy, Schumann, Mussorgsky
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  1. [Joseph Fowles : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
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  2. Sydney in 1848 : illustrated by copper-plate engravings of its principal streets, public buildings, churches, chapels, etc., from drawings by Joseph Fowles
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  3. Art education in New South Wales, 1850s to 1930s, with particular reference to the contribution of Joseph Fowles, Frederick W. Woodhouse and John E. Branch / by Muriel M.L. Hilson
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  4. Joseph Heller : the novels / Anthony Fowles
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  1. Picturesque atlas of Australasia. edited by Andrew Garran
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  2. Abel Tasman and his journal... / [by Dr. Hocken]
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  2. The Journal of John -i.e. Joseph- Fowles. -Extracts from Fowles' unpublished journal, kept during his voyage from England to Australia in 1838, and for a short time after his arrival in Sydney-
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  3. ST. JOSEPH’S HOME AUXILIARY (2 October 1950)
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  4. PLAIN ENGLISH. Drawing Joseph. (15 March 1906)
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  1. Daniel Adey Fowles diary with related papers, 1836-1878
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