Near Crown Point, Central Australia, 900 miles North of Adelaide - Sold

John Stirling Moore (1848-1920) - Currently listed on eBay

Near Crown Point, Central Australia, 900 miles North of Adelaide - Sold

 An extremely important oil painting by John Stirling Moore which was painted to commemorate the part played by the grandfather of the late owner in organising the expedition to the interior of South Australia in November 1904.  The painting is of 'Crown Point', a series of rocky outcrops about 900 miles north of Adelaide.  Being sandy desert it was necessary to take a camel train there.  The painting depicts the bivouac of tents on the river plains and the camels grazing.  The colony of South Australia, now one of the states of Australia, with the capital being Adelaide, was only founded in 1834.  This is probably not far from the point where the two explorers Burke and Wells perished in the great sandy desert in their attempt to walk from Adelaide to the top of Australia.  The painting is sold with a typewritten letter dated October 1931 from the explorer's granddaughter.  The painting is signed and dated lower right and inscribed verso.

Price: Sold for £1,190 in a no reserve eBay sale on 19th August 2012

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