CAMP, 1889 (A WINTER SUNDAY AT HEIDELBERG
The Old England Hotel provided a warm and friendly atmosphere where the artists of The Heidelberg School could relax in comfort after a day’s work. This was in sharp contrast to their living conditions at the time in the large old weatherboard farmhouse on the Mount Eagle estate. The painting depicts the spartan interior of the farmhouse, where the artists had corn sacks for beds and old boxes for seats. Tom Roberts is seated on one of these boxes, while Arthur Streeton is standing. Conder painted this work for ‘The 9x5 Impression Exhibition’ held on the 17th August 1889.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890