(Cattle Drinking, Riddells Creek, Victoria)
James Howe Carse
- James Howe Carse
- (Cattle Drinking, Riddells Creek, Victoria)
- oil on canvas
- 49 x 89 cm
James Howe Carse trained at the Royal Scottish Academy and moved to Australia prior to 1869 becoming a foundation member of the Victorian Academy of Arts, Melbourne (1870) and the Art Society of New South Wales (1880). He quickly established a reputation winning numerous awards for his intimate landscape paintings, which were often built up from observations studied en plein air. This tranquil scene depicts cattle at the water’s edge under cloudy skies, with the framing device of a tree branch to anchor the viewer within the expansive landscape.