The Artists

Eugene von Guerard

Eugene von Guerard
La Trobe Picture Collection
State Library of Victoria

Eugene von Guerard, painter and teacher, was born in November 1811 in Vienna. From 1826, he toured Italy with his artist father and between 1830 and 1832 resided in Rome. From around 1839 to 1844, he studied landscape painting at the Dusseldorf Academy, and travelled widely.

In 1852, he moved to London, and in August that year decided to travel to Victoria, Australia to try his luck on the goldfields. He arrived at Geelong on 24 December 1852, and made many sketches of the mining districts around Ballarat until 1854. He moved to Melbourne, and in 1870 was appointed the first Master of the School of Painting, National Gallery of Victoria. He retired from this position at the end of 1881, and in 1882 departed for Europe. In 1891, he moved to London, and died in London on 17 April 1901. He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, Chelsea, England.

The following paintings by Eugene von Guerard can be viewed as part of this collection.

'Eugene von Guerard - Ballarat Flat: View from Golden Point and Flat, with part of Black Hill, as seen in July 1853'
Eugene von Guerard - Aborigines met on the road to the diggings, 1854
Eugene von Guerard - 'Warrenheip Hills near Ballarat, 1854'
Eugene von Guerard - 'I have got it', 1854
Eugene von Guerard - 'Barter', 1854

Eugene von Guerard - 'Tower Hill,' 1855
Eugene von Guerard - 'Mount William from Mount Dryden', 1857

Eugene von Guerard - Larra Homestead, Mt. Elephant in the Distance', 1857
Eugene von Guerard- Bushfire between Mount Elephant and Timboon', March 1857
Eugene von Guerard - Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges,' 1857
Eugene von Guerard - 'Port Phillip Bay' 1857
Eugene von Guerard - 'From the verandah of Purrumbete' 1858
Eugene von Guerard - 'View of Lake Illawarra with distant Mountains of Kiama', 1860
Eugene von Guerard - 'View of the Snowy Bluff on the Wonnangatta River', 1864
Eugene von Guerard - 'North View from Daylesford', 1864
Eugene von Guerard - 'North-east view from the northern top of Mount Kosciusko', c. 1864
Eugene von Guerard - Mount Kosciusko, seen from the Victorian Border (Mount Hope Ranges), 1866.
Eugene von Guerard - Spring in the Valley of the Mitta Mitta with the Bogong Ranges', 1866,
Eugene von Guerard - 'Sydney Heads' 1866

Eugene von Guerard - View of the Granite Rocks at Cape Woolimai, 1872
Eugene von Guerard - 'Milford Sound with Pembroke Peak and Bower Falls on the west coast of Middle Island, New Zealand' 1877

Eugene von Guerard - Lilydale from the Christmas Hills with the Dandenongs in the Distance, 1878
Eugene von Guerard - Ballarat in the early times; As it appeared in the summer of 1853-54, 1884

Map - the Journeys of Eugene von Guerard

Eugene von Guerard Biography

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