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An early morning river scene
oil on canvas
50.8 × 76.3 cm
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: J.H. Scheltema [Scheltema underlined]
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Roye England, 1996
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Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Animals Landscapes
Subjects (specific)
calves (animals) cattle Eucalyptus (genus) livestock morning riverbanks riverine landscapes rivers
Physical description
The foreground shows cattle grazing on a river bank which slopes gently from the left. The river is diffused with light in the middleground, with a large eucalypt on the left. The palette is limited, predominantly bleached greens, buffs, browns and greys.