Wannon Falls in Victoria are depicted with cows grazing in the distance on top of the cliff. Three men can be seen on the rocks opposite the foot of the falls, one wearing a red shirt and climbing on the rocks.
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Title: Falls of Wannon
Creator: James Curtis
Date: ca. 1870
Location: Wannon Falls, Victoria
Provenance: Purchased with the assistance of funds provided by the State Library of Victoria Foundation, 2009.
Rights: This work is out of copyright. No copyright restrictions apply.
Physical dimensions: 65.5 x 91.7 cm. (sight) in frame 88 x 118.5 cm.
Medium: Oil on canvas
A.E. Ferris: James Waltham Curtis was born in Devonshire, England, in 1839. A painter, illustrator and photographic colourist, he migrated to Melbourne during the goldrush. His employers included Johnstone, O'Shannessy and Co, where he worked as a colourist, and then as an illustrator for the 'Illustrated Australian News'. His oil paintings are largely landscapes.