TLF ID R3266
This is a watercolour measuring 15 cm x 24.4 cm showing the south-eastern sides of a slab and bark woolshed (shearing shed) in 1845. Two men are standing either side of a gate counting out shorn sheep from wooden yards. A large wooden lever and windlass are clearly detailed on the side of the woolshed. A rutted wagon track is shown curving past stacked hurdles straight to a door in the woolshed. Behind and to the left are the Challicum Hills, and on the right is Mount Langi Ghiran. Three large gum trees break the skyline directly behind and to the right of the woolshed. The artist, Duncan Cooper, included this painting as the eighteenth watercolour in his field sketchbook and inscribed the title 'Woolshed, Challicum, 1845' on its mount.