Winter morning after rain, Gardiner's Creek

Winter morning after rain, Gardiner's Creek is a 1886 painting by the Australian artist Tom Roberts.[1] The painting depicts a man on horseback driving a small group of cattle across a timber trestle bridge over Gardiners Creek, then on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Winter morning after rain, Gardiner's Creek
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ArtistTom Roberts
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions47.0 cm × 66.0 cm (18.5 in × 26.0 in)
LocationArt Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

In Roberts’s marvellously designed 1885 view of a bridge over a creek, with its elongated forms created from wooden pillars and their reflections in water, and the inventive positioning of the bridge’s fence, so it becomes a decorative rectangular pattern along the top edge of the painting, Roberts engages in a typical Impressionist subject, and the movement’s interest in unusual visual angles. But he avoids dissolving the subject into a pulverised world of colour effects. The result is a painting much more like Whistler than Monet ...

The painting was acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2011 as a gift from the MJM Carter AO collection to celebrate the gallery's 130th anniversary.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Winter morning after rain, Gardiner's Creek". collection. Art Gallery of South Australia. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ Collings, Matthew (6 December 2016). "Australia's Impressionists, exhibition review: A fascinating show on an explosive theme". Evening Standard. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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