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James Curtis was born in Devonshire in 1839 and went to Victoria, probably with
the goldrush working in Melbourne, first as a colourist for the photographers Johnstone, O'Shannessy & Co.,
then as an illustrator for the 'Illustrated Australian News'.
He is described in the catalogue of the 'Intercolonial Exhibition', Melbourne-Philadelphia, 1875-76 as 'the
After Curtis' death, 70 of his Australian landscapes were presented from his
estate to the Leland Stanford junior University, California.
His work was seen in 'Australian Art in the 1870s AGNSW', Sydney 1976 and the Bicentennial exhibition 'The Face of
The Jamison Valley
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