HUT: WHELAN ON THE LOG, 1890
This work was painted
at the height of Summer, early in 1890. The setting was the Eaglemont
hillside, on the Mount Eagle estate belonging to Charles Davies. This
would have been in the vicinity of what is now Summit Drive, Eaglemont.
The model for the selector, relaxing on the log, was Jack Whelan. He was
the caretaker-farmer of the estate, and at this time, shared the old house
on the estate with Arthur Streeton. Another work depicting Jack Whelan,
and reportedly painted at the same site on the same day, is ‘Under a Southern
Sun’ by Charles Conder.
Left: Arthur Streeton
- Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890