Robert Taylor Ghee, 'Through the Forest, Fernshaw, Victoria, Australia, 1908', oil painting on board
This superb oil by Robert Taylor Ghee is similar to a lager work by the artist titled "Hauling the Logs" circa 1905, held in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. There are a number of minor differences in the detail of the two paintings including an additional figure to the right of the bullock train on the larger work and an added emphasis placed on the towering mountain ash forest, but otherwise the two paintings are very much alike.
Robert Taylor Ghee, 1869-1951
Exquisite oil painting on board in an ornate timber frame.
Signed "R E Taylor Ghee" lower left. The artist's signature, the date and the title of the painting along with our stock label can be found verso.
Image 29.5 x 45.5 cm / frame 47.5 x 63.5 cm.
The painting is in very good condition for a work of this age. The frame shows minor wear.
Robert Taylor Ghee is represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, The City of Melbourne Art Collection and institutional and private collections.