England 1852 – Australia 1940
Australia from 1881
Fremantle from the sea
Titled lower left within image in watercolour, 'FREMANTLE from the sea'. Signed and dated lower right within image in brown watercolour, 'Herbert Gibbs 1896'.
image 19.5 (h) x 29.6 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Herbert Gibbs, was a drawing master at Perth Grammar School and then a draughtsman in the Lands and Survey Department. He painted atmospheric watercolours such as Fremantle from the sea in his leisure time.