Oil painting of the Police Paddock, looking east towards the Dandenongs, c.1859, by Eugene Von Guérard

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Circa 1859
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Oil on canvas on wood panel. Painting is a view of a grassed landscape filled with trees, with a group of kangaroos pictured at centre and left foreground. Scene is depicted at either sunrise or sunset against a blue and orange sky, with a flock of birds in flight at top left of centre. There are three handwritten inscriptions on upper section of reverse, and one at centre of reverse. Inscription at upper left of reverse reads 'Looking east towards the Dandenongs'.Central inscription on upper section of reverse reads 'Eugene von Guerard/(From the tower at ...(indecipherable)'. Inscription on upper right of reverse reads 'Gipps St/E Melbourne/1862-1880 (!)'. Inscription at centre of reverse reads 'Part of the police paddock in the year 1854-5,/ where presently the Melbourne Cricket Ground exists'. There is an old lot sticker attached to upper centre of reverse which reads 'L/108', and a white auction sticker attached to the top left hand corner of reverse. Reverse of painting is braced by two plastic buffers and four metal feet screwed into the frame. Metal D-rings attached to reverse for hanging.
0 - Whole: H: 170 W: 235mm (H: 6 11/16 W: 9 1/4")
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Circa 1859
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