Robert DOWLING
England 1827 – England 1886
Australia 1834-1857, 1884-1886

Jeremiah Ware's stock on Minjah Station 1856
oil on canvas
74.5 (h) x 100.5 (w) cm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide , Mrs Mary Overton Gift Fund 1997

This pastoral painting is unique in Dowling’s oeuvre. The cattle in the foreground are Jeremiah Ware’s Shorthorns and Ayrshires. The time of day is late afternoon, as suggested by the shadows in the foreground. Beneath the homestead a woman and child enjoy the sunshine. To the left of the homestead a woman stokes a fire and another carries a basket of washing.