England 1823 – England 1855
Australia 1841 - 1847
Perth, Swan River, as viewed from Melville Water
image 11.8 (h) x 21.8 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Richard Ffarington was an army officer-turned-artist who visited the West spending nearly four years there. In this watercolour he depicted a typical Perth scene of a boat scudding across the Swan River in a lively breeze.