THE STORM, 1896
This work won the first Wynne Prize for landscape painting. The prize was awarded in 1897 and Walter Withers again won the prize in 1900 with his work ‘Still Autumn’. Withers painted this work in the vicinity of Hawdon Street, Heidelberg, and his view is south-west. In the distance, on the horizon line, can be seen the outlines of the buildings in Burgundy Street. Withers’ wife described the painting site as ‘being the open country, between Heidelberg and Rosanna, through which the railway line is now laid’. The railway line through to Eltham was opened on 6 June 1902.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890