An image of Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, Victoria

Nicholas Chevalier

(United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand 09 May 1828 – 15 Mar 1902)

Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, Victoria

Location
19th c Australian art
Further information

A keen artist–traveller in the Romantic tradition, Nicholas Chevalier concentrated on effects of atmosphere, mood and dramatic lighting in his depictions of the iconic natural wonders he found at Cape Schanck, on the southernmost tip of Mornington Peninsula.

When Chevalier sketched the fantastically carved shapes of the rocks at Cape Schanck, he chose not to include any hints of human presence, although this remote part of the Victorian coast was already a tourist attraction for Melburnians in the 1860s.

Year
1860s
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on paperboard on hardboard
Dimensions
31.0 x 46.3 cm board; 29.2 x 44.8 cm sight edge;
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Mrs Nicholas Chevalier 1919
Accession number
4476