Frederick-McCubbin-xx-Shelling-Peas-xx-National-Gallery-of-Victoria.jpg 834×1,280 pixels

Frederick-McCubbin-xx-Shelling-Peas-xx-National-Gallery-of-Victoria.jpg 834×1,280 pixels

Tom Roberts, 'A Sunday afternoon', c.1886, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1984

Tom Roberts, 'A Sunday afternoon', c.1886, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1984

Such a pretty dress~! And how rare to see an Aussie!  An Australian Native by Tom Roberts, 1888 Australia, National Gallery of Australia

Such a pretty dress~! And how rare to see an Aussie! An Australian Native by Tom Roberts, 1888 Australia, National Gallery of Australia

"Down on his luck" is one of the first of a series of large-scale figure paintings by Frederick McCubbin (1889), inspired by Australia’s early history. The painting depicts an unlucky gold prospector contemplating his future as he sits by a small campfire.

"Down on his luck" is one of the first of a series of large-scale figure paintings by Frederick McCubbin (1889), inspired by Australia’s early history. The painting depicts an unlucky gold prospector contemplating his future as he sits by a small campfire.


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FREDERICK McCUBBIN  THE PIONEER, 1904 .(Frederick McCubbin (25 February 1855 – 20 December 1917) was an Australian painter who was prominent in the Heidelberg School, one of the more important periods in Australia's visual arts history.)

FREDERICK McCUBBIN THE PIONEER, 1904 .(Frederick McCubbin (25 February 1855 – 20 December 1917) was an Australian painter who was prominent in the Heidelberg School, one of the more important periods in Australia's visual arts history.)

Frederick McCubbin     “What the Little Girl Saw in the Bush”, 1904  (Australian Artist)

Frederick McCubbin “What the Little Girl Saw in the Bush”, 1904 (Australian Artist)

Bourke St. West by Tom Roberts The painting depicts the western end of Bourke Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Melbourne as seen from the Buckley & Nunn drapery. 1886

Bourke St. West by Tom Roberts The painting depicts the western end of Bourke Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Melbourne as seen from the Buckley & Nunn drapery. 1886

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