Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Opening of the first parliament

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Opening of the first parliament[edit]

The Big Picture, the opening of the Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901, painted by Tom Roberts.
Reason
Aesthetically I find it striking and pleasing; the colours are fantastic. It is a high quality scan/photograph of the painting, 2500 × 1571, showing the opening of the Parliament of Australia in 1901. I'm pretty sure it fulfils all the criteria. Hope you enjoy it.
Articles this image appears in
History of Australia
Creator
I can't infer the uploader from the image's page.
  • Support as nominatorRothery 08:32, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment - it was painted by Tom Roberts. Pstuart84 Talk 09:35, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Oh yeah, it says that in the caption. I meant I didn't know who uploaded the image to Wikipedia- it is actually from Wikipedia Commons btw. Cheers. Rothery 10:33, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment this is a vey important painting in australian history - the most famous representation of Australia's political independence. However, is it possible to get a better scan?? The quality here is quite bad... Witty lama 21:43, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
    In what way? I didn't think it looked bad. Rothery 04:01, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    Nah I kinda agree with Witty, its pretty ordinary quality, and you can see the stitch mark along the middle. It was scanned from a really thick book over a double page spread on a pretty cheap scanner. Ive got a better scanner now and could probably rescan at a higher res (although the print quality of course will limit how much I can get out of it) if people really want it. --Fir0002 06:34, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
    Oh, I thought that was just part of the actual painting or something. If you wouldn't mind then that would be fantastic. I'm currently using it as my desktop background, hehe. Rothery 07:41, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Neutral I'd support a higher quality scan. --Asiir 12:02, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Not promoted --KFP (talk | contribs) 09:18, 30 April 2007 (UTC)