An image of Sheep grazing and trees, Heidelberg

Walter Withers

(Australia 1854 – 1914)

Sheep grazing and trees, Heidelberg

Not on display
Further information

Born in England, Walter Withers studied at the Royal Academy, London before arriving in Australia in 1882. He studied further at the National Gallery School, Melbourne 1884-87 and in Paris 1887-88. One of the celebrated Heidelberg group of landscape painters, Withers won the Wynne Prize for landscape in 1897 and 1900, was President of the Victorian Aritsts Society and a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria. He lived in the house 'Charterisville' in Heidelberg, Creswick (where he taught both Percy and Norman Lindsay) and in Eltham for the last ten years or so of his life. This is the only drawing by Withers in the Gallery's collection and is from the remains of a sketchbook with Heidelberg and Eltham subjects.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Place of origin
pencil, yellow and blue watercolour wash
22.7 x 29.1 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed twice l.l. with artist's monogram, pencil "W.W". Not dated.

Purchased 1962
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