Melbourne From Fishermen’s Bend
- John Mather
- Melbourne From Fishermen’s Bend
- watercolour on paper
- 28.8 x 58 cm
John Mather emigrated to Australia from Scotland in 1878, often painting en plein air at the favoured sites of the Heidelberg School artists. This painting shows the distant skyline of Marvellous Melbourne from the mudflats of the developing industrial Fishermen’s Bend (present day Port Melbourne) with from left, the domes of the Exhibition Buildings and Supreme Court clearly visible in the skyline.
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Winter Exhibition, The Victorian Artists Society, Eastern Hill Melbourne, March 1890, cat. 131