Gill, S.T. (1818-80; English/Australian)
Overlanders (c.1860)
Watercolour, 20.0 x 24.8 cm (oval)
Purchased, 1872
State Library of Victoria (H1452)

This sketch was bought at the same time as several other water-colours by Gill, celebrating/mythologizing the lives of Australian stockmen, bushrangers etc. (see e.g. Gill Bushrangers’ Camp [#1] 1871 {1872} SLV [WT]).

Gill also made a colour lithograph based on this composition for his Australian Sketchbook (1864; acquired for the SLV after 1905?).


AR 1872, p.21; NGV 1894, p.111 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 3rd bay, no.2); not listed in NGV 1905 

See SLV online catalogue (details and reproduction as shown here), and Grishin S.T.Gill (2015), pp.130 and 135 (ill.)