James LINTON | Falls Road, late evening

James LINTON
England 1869 – Australia 1947
Australia from 1896

Falls Road, late evening 1926
Signed lower left in watercolour "JWRL" (in monogram format). Dated lower left in watercolour "1926". Not titled.
image 54.6 (h) x 75.4 (w) cm
Purchased 1980
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 1980.3788

As a watercolourist, Linton was principally interested in depicting nature defined by light. From the 1920s he painted many views of his property at Parkerville, such as the dramatic Falls Road, late evening, in which he divided the composition into light and shade and used colour contrasts of rust against green. In such works he applied the colour in small dabs over a densely worked surface, creating a scene radiant with light





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