A SUMMER MORNING
A companion work to Frederick McCubbin's work, 'Gathering Mistletoe', this work was painted in the bush at Box Hill, close to the artists' camp site.
The model for this work was Harriet (Polly), one of McCubbin's four sisters. She was born on 18 August 1861 and would have been aged twenty-three when she posed for this work.
Roberts describes his work on this painting in a letter to Lillie Williamson, 15 April 1886, in which he also sketches the work.
The work was exhibited in the September 1886, Australian Artists' Association Exhibition, with the accompanying poem:
Only a word at the splitter's track
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890