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View of the snowy bluff on the Wonnangatta River

View of the snowy bluff on the Wonnangatta River

oil on canvas on canvas
95.2 × 152.0 cm irreg. (image) 95.2 × 152.7 cm (canvas)
Place/s of Execution
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
inscribed in red paint: Eugen von Guerard / Pinxit 1864
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1965
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display


The previous framing of the painting was a composition rendering of a Louis XIV revival style frame (see image above). Similar frames to this one have been suggested as coming from the 1920s.  It is equally likely that this frame was put on the painting at the time of sale/acquisition.

The reproduction frame profile was based on a frame on an Isaac Whitehead painting In the Sassafras Valley, Victoria in the Art Gallery of South Australia.

An old label on the stretcher of View of the snowy bluff gave framed dimensions of 6ft x 4ft 1", which, relative to the painting dimensions gave a frame width of 6 inches.

The painting was cleaned and restored in 2001.

Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV

Western red cedar and obeche timbers. Hydrostone plaster torus and composition ornaments, gilded and patinated.