THE SILENT GUMS,
Walter Withers painted this tranquil pastoral scene in the vicinity of Wingrove Park, Eltham. Here he has captured the dairy cattle belonging to local Eltham farmer, Mr Tom Orr, feeding and resting in the shade of the tall Manna gums. Withersí daughter, Nan recalled how her father, for inspiration, often visited the property of their neighbour, Mr Tom Orr, and in his later years, Withers painted many landscapes depicting Mr Orrís sheep and dairy cattle.
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.