This was one of the last works David Davies produced of Templestowe, and was painted not long before his departure for Europe in 1897.
The work captures a tranquil rural twilight scene on one of the many dairy farms situated in Templestowe on the river flats beside the Yarra River. The cattle in the work are shown leaving a dairy after their evening milking and slowly making their way along a well-worn path back to their paddocks.
David Davies painted a small oil on panel study for this work in 1897, which is now in the collection of the Australian National Gallery, Canberra.
Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890