ACROSS TO THE
DANDENONG RANGES, 1889
On the lower right of this work, Roberts incised the date 'June 30 1889'. The painting was very likely one of the 9 inch by 5 inch, cedar cigar-box lid works, exhibited in 'The 9 by 5 Impression Exhibition' which opened in Buxton's Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne on 17 August 1889.
Roberts exhibited 62 works in this exhibition, with this work depicting a view from the southern end of the Eaglemont hillside, across the valley of the Yarra River and beyond to the Dandenong Ranges.
Note the white vertical on the hillside to the left centre of this painting. This was the Beaconsfield Tower on Doncaster Hill, which Streeton also depicted in his work 'Still Glides the Stream and Shall Forever Glide', 1890.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890