Menzies Art Brands

FREDERICK McCUBBIN Looking North from Mount Macedon


Frederick McCubbin, who, together with Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton formed the Heidelberg School of painters in the late 1880’s, travelled to Europe briefly in 1907. The trip, and his first-hand experience of French Impressionism, was to have a profound influence on his work from that time onwards. His Looking North from Mt Macedon 1906, (Lot 40 in our March 21 Auction), a fine and large landscape painted the year before he visited Europe, indicates, however, how far Australian art had come since McCubbin’s student days, when he was taught by Eugene von Guérard. The painting, which is estimated to fetch between $500,000 to $700,000, was last seen by the many admirers who visited McCubbin’s 1992 retrospective. It has been in a private collection since 1994.

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