THE LAST OF SUMMER,
Walter Withers captures in this work an approaching storm, its dark clouds heralding an end to Summer and relief for the parched landscape. Withers depicts a number of the old cottages of Heidelberg and to the far right an imposing building with large red chimneys. Many consider that this building is the Old England Hotel that was built in 1848. Withers and his artist colleagues often visited the Old England, and for Withers the hotel was only a short walking-distance from where he lived in Darebin Street, Heidelberg.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890