Davies, Henry Easom (1831-68; English/ Australian)
View on the R[iver] Yarra near Richmond
Watercolour on paper, 35.8 x 69.5 cm (sight)
Purchased, 1871
State Library of Victoria (H26107)

The artist, born in Cornwall, was in Melbourne by 1853. This work, reproduced in NGV 1894, seems to bear out an 1863 reviewer’s criticism of his watercolours as “indeterminate.”


AR 1871, p.41; NGV 1894, p.44 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.7; ill.); NGV 1905, p.40 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.11) [£15] 

The 1863 review is quoted by Jane Lennon in Design & Art Australia online, 1992, revised 2011: http://www.daao.org.au/bio/henry-easom-davies/biography/