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Sherbrooke Forest



Tom Roberts

England, Australia

08 Mar 1856 - 14 Sep 1931


Other Title

Sherbrook Forest

Place where the work was made

Dandenongs Victoria Australia



Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas on paperboard


48.0 x 68.4 cm board; 63.4 x 83.0 x 4.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., white/yellow oil "Tom Roberts '24".


Purchased 1946


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Tom Roberts

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 14 publications


Jonathan Cooper (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Bulletin, Sydney, Feb 1997-Apr 1997, 17 (colour illus.).

Anne Gray, Tom Roberts, 'Harmonic arrangements: Tom Roberts' painting' Anne Gray, pg. 31-60, Canberra, 2015, 54, 55, 88, 306 (colour illus.), 307, 350. 124

Deborah Hart, Fred Williams: infinite horizons, 'Resurrecting the gum tree', pg. 44-59, Canberra, 2011, 56.

Robert Lindsay., Aspects of Australian Art: Art Gallery of New South Wales travelling art exhibition 1976, 'Tom Roberts', Sydney, 1976, n.pag. (illus.). 13

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. titled 'Sherbrook Forest'; 95

John Neylon, Jane Hylton and Tracey Lock-Weir, Tom Roberts: Education guide, Adelaide, 1996, n.pag. (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Tom Roberts, 'Reflections on the late work', pg. 168, Adelaide, 1996, 178, 180-81 (colour illus.), 214 (illus.).

Barry Pearce, A century of Australian landscape: mood and moment, Sydney, 1983, 15, 65 (colour illus.). 44

Virginia Spate, Tom Roberts, Melbourne, 1978, 128 (illus.), 149. 49

Daniel Thomas, Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'Tom Roberts', pg. 466-487, Sydney, Jul 1969, 487 (illus.).

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 1 - Text, Melbourne, 1985, 208. 585

Helen Topliss, Tom Roberts 1856-1931: a catalogue raisonné. Volume 2 - Plates, Melbourne, 1985, n.pag. (illus.). plate no. 226

Peter Ward, The Australian Magazine, 'More or less than meets the eye', pg. 22-27, Sydney, 28 Sep 1996-29 Sep 1996, 26 (colour illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The artists 1993: Australian old master painters, Gosford, 1993, n.pag. (colour illus.). Illustration featured for the month of April, 1993