'Daylesford 1885' by Elizabeth Parsons, Watercolour
This watercolour is part of the Victorian Artists Society Permanent Collection.
Born England 1831, arrived Australia 1870, died 1897.
Elizabeth was a pioneer for women artists of the 1870s and regularly contributed to the exhibitions held by the Victorian Academy of Arts.
In 1875, she was elected, against considerable opposition and voicing of disapproval from her male counterparts, as the first woman Council Member of the Victorian Academy of Arts, Eastern Hill, later the Victorian Artists' Society, paving the way for other professional women artists to be accepted on future executive positions.
Robyn Parsons at the Victorian Artists Society with the Elizabeth Parsons watercolour titled 'Daylesford 1885'.
Left: Ron Smith, Council member of the Victorian Artists Society; Robyn Parsons, great, great grand-daughter of Elizabeth Parsons; Dianne Graham and David Graham on the Victorian Artists Society's
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