Fern Tree Gully, Cape Otway Ranges

Eugene von Guerard

Fern Tree Gully, Cape Otway Ranges by Eugene von Guerard

Details

Artist
Eugene von Guerard
Title
Fern Tree Gully, Cape Otway Ranges
Year
c.1870
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
91 x 137 cm
Details

signed lower left: Eugen von Guerard
inscribed on reverse, upper right, upside down: Ferntree Gully (The wild dog creek) Apollo Bay, Victoria...Eugene von Guerard Gipps St. East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stock Number
990515

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Acquired by Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Provenance

1884 one of nine paintings sent to Alexander Fletcher, art dealer, Melbourne
unknown c.1900
Private collection, thence by descent
David Hendel, Melbourne
private collection, Melbourne

Exhibited

Victorian Exhibition of Fine Arts, Melbourne, 1864
Victorian Academy of Arts, Melbourne, 1870, no.66 as Fern Tree Gully, Cape Otway Ranges, at 170 pounds
International Exhibition, London 1872
Dusseldorf, 1872
Alexander Fletcher's Gallery, Melbourne, 1884 at 80 pounds
possibly Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886, Division A, Class I, as On the Otway Ranges exhibited by W.G. Sprigg

Literature

Bruce, C., Comstock, & McDonald, F., Eugene von Guerard: A German Romantic in the Antipodes, Alister Taylor , 1982, cat.no.88, pp.36, 38, 53, 231
The Age, 2 March 1864, p.5
Argus, 2 March 1864, p.5 (cat.no.90)
Illustrated Australian News, 2 January 1871, p.14
Letter, von Guerard to William Strutt, 29 January 1872, William Strutt Papers, Mitchell Library, Sydney
Letter von Guerard to William Strutt, 13 August 1872, William Strutt Papers, Mitchell Library, Sydney
Kunst Chronik, Leipzig, 24 January 1873, pp.238-239
Letter von Guerard to James Smith, 28 May 1883, James Smith Papers, Mitchell Library, Sydney
Letter von Guerard to James Smith, 24 May 1884, James Smith Papers, Mitchell Library, Sydney
Boetticher, Malerwerke des Neuzehnten Jahrhunderts, 1974, vol.1, p.458
Australian Financial Review, 7 August 1981, p.38