Eugene von Guérard Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges 1857
Early painters like Eugene von Guerard recorded Australian landscapes before they were changed by land clearing caused by European settlement. Depending on their painting style, their work can provide a valuable look back in time. We can identify plants and animals that were in the area and the unchanged landscape.
Eugene von Guérard
Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges 1857
oil on canvas
92 x 138 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Gift of Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 1975