Artwork Description

Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

Ron Marshall was inspired to do this painting by the following story as well as the magnificent mountain scenery that forms the backdrop to this painting. The mountain of towering cliffs is called Sydney Heads, the other peaks are called The Marling Spikes and they may be found in the ranges north east of Nebo, which is about 100km west of Mackay, Queensland
It was a very dry year in 1889, and lack of water made it very difficult to continue mining operations at Mount Britton. However another gold rush had started up at Eungella Range in the hills along Broken River, about thirty miles as the crow flies from Mount Britton.
Charles Gibbard decided that prospects looked better on the new diggings at Eungella. He had just finished building a flash new hotel- the Mount Britton Hotel beside his old Diggers Arms Hotel at Mount Britton, so he transferred the license of the new Mount Britton Hotel to his stepson, dismantled the Diggers Arms Hotel and loaded the lot – timber, corrugated iron and liquor onto three wagons. With each wagon being pulled by a team of fourteen horses they started the difficult journey through scrub and grassland, for there was no road; negotiating logs, steep banks, dry sandy creek beds and rugged ranges.
In this painting one of the teams is featured as they leave behind the peaks and mountain ranges that surround the township of Mount Britton and head off across the plains of Homevale Station on the first leg of their journey up to the Eungella Range.
In keeping with the traditional nature of the painting it has a beautiful, traditional wooden frame, with a deep scooped profile, and a broad inner slip that is a neutral cream colour with a warm blush to the inner gold edge. On the back it is fitted with D-rings and heavy plastic-coated picture hanging wire. The frame can be removed if necessary.
This painting is one of 12 paintings in our Mount Britton Collection.
The warm brown tones of the timber and the warm cream tones of the slip and the soft gold really do enhance the subject of this painting. The frame dimensions are 147cm(W) x 86cm(H )x 4.5 cm(D)

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Acrylic paint on sealed and primed hardboard and varnished for protection. Highly textured paint is used to render this subject, especially the grass and the foliage of the trees.

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 147.0(W) x 86.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 120.0(W) x 60.0(H).

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