A VIEW NEAR
In 1885 and 1886, David Davies produced a number of panoramic landscape works of the Grampians, and these were probably produced as part of the formal requirements of his art classes at the Ballarat School of Mines and Industries.
Even at this early stage of his career, his landscapes are strong in composition, and in these Grampian landscapes, he has captured the sublime beauty of Nature, a popular theme with landscape painters of the late Nineteenth Century.
The work, also known as 'In the Grampians', was purchased by James Oddie and presented to the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890