In 1898, Walter Withers and his family moved from Cape Street, Heidelberg to a house that Withers helped to design in ‘Withers Court’, Darebin Street, Heidelberg. Withers painted many road scenes of early Heidelberg, and in this work, painted from the vicinity of Cape Street, his view is towards the west, up one of the streets that run parallel to Burgundy Street. His wife noted that ‘Heidelberg will ever be associated with Withers. Not the suburban Heidelberg of today, but the remote, sleepy Heidelberg of years ago, with its winding country roads, its wooded hills, and quiet village life’.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890