Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges

Eugene von Guerard

Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges by Eugene von Guerard

Details

Artist
Eugene von Guerard
Title
Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges
Year
1857
Medium
oil on canvas on cedar panel
Size
17 x 23 cm
Details

signed lower left: E.v. Guerard

Stock Number
200287

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Provenance

Mr and Mrs Patrick Ryan
Joshua McClelland Print Room
Mr & Mrs R. Andrew, Melbourne

unknown

Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

private collection, Brisbane

Exhibited

The First Exhibition of the Society of Fine Arts, Melbourne, 1857, cat. no. 148
''The Painted Vision: 1840 - 1963'', Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 2009

Literature

Bruce, C., Comstock, E. & McDonald, F., Eugene von Guerard: A German Romantic in the Antipodes, Alister Taylor Publishers, Martinborough, New Zealand, 1982, pp. 92-3

Bonyhady, T., Australian Colonial Paintings in the Australian National Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1986, p.170, p.173

Ritchie, R., Seeing the Rainforests in 19th Century Australia, Rainforest Publishing, Sydney, 1989, p.67 (illus.)

Further Information

Related work:
Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges, 1857, oil on canvas, 92 x 130 cm, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Ferntree or Dobson's Gulley, Dandenong Ranges, 1858, pen and ink and wash on paper, 37.7 x 54.9 cm, National Gallery of Victoria.

Dobson's Gulley, Dandenong Ranges, 8-27 May 1859, pen and ink and wash on paper, 35.9 x 59.7 cm, Dixson Galleries, State Libraries of New South Wales.

Ferntree Gulley, Dandenong Ranges, colour lithograph, 32.8 x 51.5cm, pl. XIII in Eugene von Guerard's Australian Landscapes: A Series of 24 Tinted Lithographs illustrative of the most striking and picturesque features of the Landscape Scenery of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia & Tasmania, Drawn from Nature Lithograph by the Artist with Letter Press Descriptions of each View, Hamel & Ferguson, Melbourne, [1866-67].

The text accompanying von Guerard's lithograph mentions that "the scene lies in the vicinity of the Southern Dandenong Saw-Mill, about five and twenty miles eastward of Melbourne... a comfortable hotel in the immediate neighbourhood, the Gully is a favourite resort for summer tourists!"