SLUMBERING SEA, MENTONE, 1887
Born England 1856, Arrived Australia 1869, Died 1931
oil on canvas 51.0 x 76.5 cm
Purchased with the assistance of a special grant
from the Government of Victoria 1979
Collection: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
painted this work in the summer of 1886 / 1887 in the vicinity of Keefers
boatshed and jetty and his figures are situated close to the site where
painted his work 'Moyes
The cliffs in this
area were renowned for their fossils, and the artists in their later letters
would write of the fossil beach, when referring to this site.
Roberts view is towards
the cliffs at Mentone and beyond to the distant Dandenong Ranges.
McCubbin 'Moyes Bay, Beaumaris'.
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Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.