Mather, John (1848-1916; Scottish/Australian)
Wintry Weather, Yarra Glen 1895
Watercolour, 76.2 x 133.7 cm (image and sheet)
Purchased, 1895
National Gallery of Victoria (15-2)

NGV 1905 notes that this watercolour (now badly discoloured) was bought from the Victorian Artists’ Society, of which the artist was foundation president (1893-1900).

It reveals an interestingly dispassionate view of Australia’s landscape and climate, in contrast to the “Golden Summers” approach of Streeton and others during the late 1880s and 1890s.


AR 1895, p.25; NGV 1905, p.44 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.28) [£42] 

For this work, see also McDonald Art of Australia (2008), p.364 (ill.)