London, England 1869 – Perth, Western Australia, Australia 1947
A winter's day on the Swan
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas
James W.R. Linton studied art in the 1880s and worked in London before being sent to Western Australia in 1896 to look at a mine-site that his family hoped to acquire. Despite finding it unsuitable Linton settled in Perth, where he became one of the state’s most significant Federation landscape painters and craftsmen. In 1901, he was commissioned to create a souvenir casket in Australian timber for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York on their visit to Western Australia.
A winter’s day on the Swan was painted on the banks of the ‘mighty Swan River’ near Linton’s home in the South Perth area.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2013
From: Miriam kelly, Capital & Country: The Federation Years 1900 – 1913, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2013