James LINTON | A winter's day on the Swan

England 1869 – Australia 1947
Australia from 1896

A winter's day on the Swan c.1910
oil on canvas
signed with monogram and dated '1920' lower left
61.5 (h) x 91.8 (w) cm
Purchased with funds from the Ruth Robertson Bequest 2011 in memory of Edwin Clive and Leila Jeanne Robertson
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2011.191

For thirty years James W. R. Linton exerted a great influence on art in Perth, inspiring a new a generation of artists and encouraging a serious, professional approach to art. A winter’s day on the Swan was painted by the Swan River in the South Perth area, near Linton’s home. Moody in atmosphere, it portrays dramatic weather: with a dark threatening cloud on the right contrasted by the nearby white clouds, and reflected in the shade and light on the foreshore.

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