THE YARRA BELOW
This work depicts a quiet scene on the Yarra River, as it winds its way through the rich river flats in the valley below the sunlit Eaglemont hillside. By 1895, subdivision of Eaglemontís large rural estates had begun, and in many of the art works of the area produced at this time there is a strong element of nostalgia, for a way of life that was already passing. To the artists, Eaglemont was a place of Arcadian fields. It was a place of tranquility, fertile pastures and wonderful views, which greatly inspired their art. Walter Withers lived at this time in Cape Street, Heidelberg.
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Left: Arthur Streeton
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