keskiviikko 29. toukokuuta 2013

Studley Park, Melbourne, Australia

Received on: 29 Apr, 2013
Distance: 15,272 km (9,490 miles)
Travel time: 19 days

Gillian from Canberra, Australia sent me this beautiful art card. The painting is Nicholas Chevalier's Studley Park at sunrise 1861 from National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, a gift of Mrs Dorothy Gurner  in year 1959.

The artist is unknown to me so I had to do some Googling and again I learned new things.
Nicholas Chevalier  was born in Russia in 1828  and he was working in Australia between 1854-67.

Studley Park at sunrise is one of Nicholas Chevalier’s few paintings from the early 1860s that depicts a local scene.  In the late 1850s and 1860s Studley Park in Kew was a popular picnic spot for the people of Melbourne and a site depicted by numerous artists 

From the early 1860s Chevalier travelled throughout south-east Australia and New Zealand in search of dramatic mountain ranges and seascapes for his subject matter.

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