File:’The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon’, oil on …
On the way to see the Queen of Sheba we also saw this picture:
|On the wallaby track|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||122.0 cm × 223.5 cm (48.0 in × 88.0 in)|
|Location||Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney|
On the wallaby track is a 1896 painting by the Australian artist Frederick McCubbin. The painting depicts an itinerant family; a woman with her child on her lap and a man boiling a billy for tea. The painting’s name comes from the colloquial Australian term “On the wallaby track” used to describe itinerant rural workers or “swagmen” moving from place to place for work. The work has been described as “among the best known and most popularly admired of Australian paintings”.
A print of it hangs above our bed. Since we have prints of both of these paintings we are very familar with them and are always overjoyed when we are able to see them again at the Gallery.
This year it was a very brief visit of us to the Art Gallery. But it was worth it. It was very good that our daughter could take us there.