India 1836 – Australia 1902
Australia from c.1880
Thomson Bay, Rottnest
oil on wood panel
18.6 (h) x 29.7 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Edward Fox Angelo moved to Western Australia in 1882 as inspecting Field Officer and Commandant of the Defense Forces. He was superintendent of Rottnest from 1890 to 1897. Thomson Bay is the landing point and main settlement area on Rottnest Island. Angelo probably painted this small oil outdoors in front of the scene.