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[Stoneleigh, Beaufort near Ararat, Victoria], 1866 / Eugene von Guerard1866

`One of von Guerard's celebrated Western District paintings, usually produced for property owners, in this case William Lewis. The majestic expanse of sky and space and light are the dramatic elements in the work, rendering almost insignificant the rather fanciful motif of an arcadian shepherd in the foreground playing his pipe to the sheep' -- Australian Colonial Art Exhibition