This painting won the first Wynne Prize in 1897 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1897.
oil on canvas on hardboard
76.3 x 137.6 cm board; 118.8 x 179.5 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown oil "Walter Withers/ 1896".
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Eighteenth Annual Exhibition of the Art Society of New South Wales (1897), Society Rooms, Union Chambers, Sydney, 11 Sep 1897 -
Exhibition of Australian art in London (1898), Grafton Galleries, London, 02 Apr 1898–31 Jul 1898
100 years of Australian painting (1948), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1948–17 May 1948
A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953
Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63):
Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986
The Wynne prize: an Australian landscape tradition (1987):
- S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks 19 Dec 1986–01 Feb 1987
- Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul 06 Mar 1987–29 Mar 1987
- Orange Regional Gallery, Orange 10 Apr 1987–17 May 1987
- Griffith Regional Art Gallery 03 Jun 1987–20 Jun 1987
- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia 01 Jul 1987–26 Jul 1987
- Albury Regional Gallery, Albury 07 Aug 1987–06 Sep 1987
- Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Broken Hill 18 Sep 1987–26 Oct 1987
- Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth 05 Nov 1987–13 Dec 1987
Referenced in 27 publications
Douglas Dundas, Art Gallery of New South Wales quarterly, 'The Wynne and Sulman prizes', pg. 53-56, Sydney, Jan 1961, 54 (illus.).
Dinah Dysart, The Wynne prize: an Australian landscape tradition, 'The public and critical response to the Wynne prize', pg. 15-22, Sydney, 1986, 6, 10, 12, 13 (colour illus.), 25.
Mary Eagle, Heidelberg to Heide: creating an Australian landscape 1850-1950, 'Seeing Templestowe-Heidelberg', pg. 18-35, Bulleen, 2001, 34 (colour illus.), 35, 63.
Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 22 (illus.). cat.no. 12
James Gleeson, Masterpieces of Australian painting, Melbourne, 1969, 84 (colour illus.).
Alan McCulloch, The golden age of Australian painting - Impressionism and the Heidelberg school, Melbourne, 1969, 85 (colour illus.).
William Moore, The story of Australian art from the earliest known art of the continent to the art of today (Vol. 1), 'Galleries', pg. 179-214, Sydney, 1934, 195, (illus.) [opposite pg. 195].
Barry Pearce, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian', pg. 13-35, Sydney, 1988, 18.
Ron Radford., Ladies in Landscapes, 'Ladies in landscapes', Ballarat, 1974.
Margaret Simons, The Sunday Age, 'The no-so-lasting impressions of the Heidelberg School', pg. 10, Melbourne, 04 Jan 2004, 10 (colour illus.).
Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 5. cat.no. 8
Vivienne Webb, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Golden age', pg. 37-38, Sydney, 2000, 38, 67 (colour illus.), 302.
National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Catalogue of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1899, Sydney, 1899. cat.no. 259, Oil Paintings-Australian, titled 'The Storm'
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 09 Sep 1897.
The Studio, London, 1897, 132 (illus.). titled 'A stormy winter's day'
Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 1.9.1891-4.5.1898, Sydney, 1891-1898, 7 September 1897, 22 November 1897, 15 December 1897.
John McDonald, Art of Australia. Vol 1: Exploration to Federation, ‘Some blessed hope’, pg. 611-637, Sydney, 2008, 367 (colour illus.), 614, 615. NOTE: Painting incorrectly attributed to John Ford Paterson, 'After the storm', also Collection of AGNSW.
Ron Radford, Our country: Australian Federation landscape 1900-1914, 'Humble dusk to glorious day', pg. 48-56, Adelaide, 2001, 48.
Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, cover (colour illus.). not paginated
William Splatt and Unknown, 100 masterpieces of Australian landscape painting, Melbourne, 1986, 124, 125 (colour illus.). plate no. 59
Edmund Capon and Jan Meek (Editors), Portrait of a Gallery, 'Australian Art in the Old Courts', pg. 24-37, Sydney, 1984, 29, 30 (colour illus.).
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 84 (colour illus.).
Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 40. cat.no. 60
The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Paintings: Colonoial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, cat.no. 65
Art Gallery of New South Wales, A selection of eighty-two reproductions mainly from the Australian collection and including examples from the British, French and Dutch [Art Gallery of New South Wales], Sydney, 1959, (illus.). plate no. 2
Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 217.
Unknown, Fifty years of Australian art 1879-1929, New South Wales, 1929, 53 (illus.).