Capt Charles Russell was Chief Harbourmaster 1886-1902, and also a painter. The Maritime Museum Art Collection in Fremantle holds works painted on his journey from England to take up his post.
The image above is borrowed from this page, which goes into a good deal of helpful detail about Russell and about this painting (c. 1891) which shows the river jetty and Willis Pt (Ferry Pt) which partly blocked the entrance to the Swan River from the sea.
Olivia Gardner, 'Auction Highlight Spring 2010', 20 Nov 2010, GFL Fine Art.
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