TLF ID R3385
This is the first of a pair of oval watercolours, measuring 20.2 cm x 26.4 cm, painted by Samuel Thomas Gill (1818-80), a famous colonial artist. It shows two gold miners sitting dejectedly beside their mine, probably on the Victorian gold fields. Behind the men is a windlass, as well as their wheelbarrow, pick and spade. A large metal panning dish and a tin mug lie on the ground between the men. The painting has the artist's initials, 'STG', at lower left, and the title, 'Gold digging in Australia 1852: bad results', at lower right.