La Trobe Australian Manuscripts Collection
State Library of Victoria
David Davies, painter
and one of six children, was born on 21 May 1864 at Ballarat, Victoria.
He attended art classes at the Ballarat School of Mines and Industries,
and from 1886 to 1890 studied at the National Gallery School. During this
time he visited Streeton at the old farmhouse on the Mount Eagle estate
owned by Charles Davies, who was brother to his future wife. In 1890,
he travelled to Paris to study at the Academie Julian, and on 18 December
1891, married fellow student, Janet Sophia Davies. The couple returned
to Australia in 1893, and briefly settled at 'Rangeworthy' in Ivanhoe.
The following year, 1894, the couple moved to Templestowe, and in 1896
moved to Cheltenham. In 1897, they returned to England, and in 1908 settled
in Dieppe, France. In 1932, they moved to Looe, Cornwall, where David
Davies died on 26 March 1939.
images can be viewed as part of this collection:
Davies - A View Near Stawell, 1886
David Davies - Study of
Male Nude, c. 1887
Davies - A Hot Day, 1888
David Davies - From
a Distant Land, 1889
David Davies - Under
the Burden and Heat of the Day, 1890
David Davies - Moonrise,
David Davies - The
Season of Storm, Stress and Toil, 1895
- Evening Templestowe, 1897
David Davies - Seascape
(Hayle Bar, Cornwall)
David Davies - Cornish
Village at Sunset, c. 1902
David Davies - St. Ives
Bay, Cornwall, 1904
David Davies - Chateau
at Dieppe, 1924
David Davies - Cottages
Near Dieppe, 1925
of David Davies 1905
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Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.