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Autumn in the Fitzroy Gardens

Artist/s name
oil on canvas
61.0 x 91.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1895
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Gallery location
Not on display
About the work
Despite the activity of many local artists through the 1880s it was not until the 1890s, under directorship of Bernard Hall, that much Australian art was purchased for the National Gallery of Victoria. This work was purchased in 1894 directly from the Victorian Artist's Society exhibition and shows Fitzroy Gardens, which were originally a forest of manna gums, divided by a deep ravine, which is now a small trickling creek.