Fern Tree Cave, Gippsland, painting by William Webster Hoare
Fern Tree Cave, Gippsland, painting by William Webster Hoare.
1872, oil on canvas, 35.7 x 26.4cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. Purchased with the assistance of the Gippsland Art Gallery Society, 2004.
Contact Gippsland Art Gallery.Copyright
Gippsland Art Gallery.
A generally little-known artist, William Webster Hoare is responsible for one of the finest images of nineteenth century Gippsland in the Gallery’s collection. The work depicts an unknown location in Gippsland, with a range of birdlife (egrets, parrot, swallows and stork) shown amid a tranquil stream in a ferny glen. The scene is realised with a sharp eye for clarity and detail.