Historical information

Naive painting of the Creswick Post Office painted on site, "en plein air", part of his recording of the town. Litherland was born in Odessa in 1897 and arrived in Creswick in 1938, where he lived until his death in 1978. This painting and 65 others were bequeathed to the town by him.


This painting records the life of the town of Creswick at a moment of time, in the naive style. Litherland became a character about town and a noted artist. He is represented in the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the National Gallery of Australia and other regional galleries.

Physical description

Gouache painting on paper of Creswick Post Office in the naive style. Framed by artist. Named on the back by the artist.

Inscriptions & markings

Signed lower middle "Victor Litherland" and dated 1963. On the back the name "Creswick Post Office" is written by the artist.