Henry PRINSEP | Serpentine Falls

Henry PRINSEP
India 1844 – Australia 1922
Australia from 1866

Serpentine Falls c.1880
watercolour
Not signed. Not dated. Not titled.
image 24.8 (h) x 36.4 (w) cm
The Wordsworth Collection, purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.1344

The Serpentine Falls is located in the Serpentine National Park about 60 kilometres south of Perth. Early visitors to Serpentine Falls were attracted to the abundance of fresh water cascading over the falls. Prinsep visited the area in 1880 while travelling around the South West, and afterwards published Scenes of Travel and Adventure in Western Australia, including images of the various places he visited.





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