Meyerheim, Robert Gustav (1847-1920; German)
‘When the Snow and Ice are gone’
Watercolour on paper, c. 61.0 x 94.0 cm (24” x 37”)
Purchased, 1891 (advice of Hubert von Herkomer); de-accessioned and sold at auction, 1950
Present location unknown

[photo: as reproduced in NGV 1905] 

Yet another representation of cows (see e.g. Braith The Stud Herd 1875 {1884} NGV [PA]), this work was endorsed enthustiastically by Herkomer, as quoted at length in the 1894 NGV catalogue, noting that the artist worked in England for some years.

This watercolour , reproduced in NGV 1905 (as shown here), was de-acquisitioned in 1950, along with a number of other works. Comparable examples appear regularly on the art market in Europe.


AR 1891, p.24; SB, p.430 (noting sold at auction, 25 Oct.1950); NGV 1894, p.62 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.115; quoting Herkomer’s recommendation); NGV 1905, p.38 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.5; ill.) [£80]

For the artist (not listed in AKL), see Bénézit 9, pp.813-14 (listing this work); for other examples, see