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Daughter of George Sutherland (1829-1885), Jane Sutherland was a painter and
engraver from a family of diverse artistic talents.
She was born in Scotland and arrived in Australia in 1864.
When she was 26 she was accepted by the prestigious National Gallery School which she attended until 1885. It was
here that she struck up friendships with McCubbin and Roberts.
In 1884 she was elected a member of the almost exclusively male Buonarotte
Society, a group of young radical artists. It was about this time that she set up and shared a studio with fellow
student Clara Southern in the Grosvenor Chambers where Roberts kept a studio.
Sutherland was one of a group of voting painters who escaped the city and the classical influence of the art school
by sketching in Melbourne's outer suburbs, Templestowe and Eaglemont. This group became known as the Heidelberg
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