(United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand 09 May 1828 – 15 Mar 1902)
Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck, Victoria
- 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.
- oil on paperboard on hardboard
- 31.0 x 46.3 cm board; 29.2 x 44.8 cm sight edge; 52.5 x 68.5 x 7.0cm frame
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Bequest of Mrs Nicholas Chevalier 1919
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