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Title

West Lake, Hangchow


Artist

Ian Fairweather

Scotland, Australia

29 Sep 1891 - 20 May 1974


About

'West Lake, Hangchow' is a fascinating hybrid between visual cultures, made during the formative part of Fairweather's career after he arrived in Melbourne in 1934. The work clearly reflects something of his Asian experience but also his interest in Post-Impressionism, especially the work of Cézanne and Van Gogh. This passion was shared by other local artists including William Frater, Arnold Shore and Lina Bryans, who strengthened Fairweather's growing interest in the movement.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Details


Other Titles

The yellow river

(River, Hangchow)

(West Lake, Hangchow)


Place where the work was made

Bulelang Bali Indonesia


Date

(1933)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil and gouache on paper on canvas on cardboard


Dimensions

47.5 x 55.0 cm board; 63.0 x 72.5 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pencil "I Fairweather". Not dated.


Credit

Donated in memory of Lina Bryans 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

159.2001


Artist information

Ian Fairweather

Works in the collection

25


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 8 publications

Bibliography


Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, Sydney, 1981, 33, 36 (colour illus.), 231. cat.no. 18; plate no. 9; titled '(West Lake, Hangchow)'; Collection of Lina Bryans, Melbourne.

Murray Bail, Mary Eagle, Drusilla Modjeska, Martin Armiger, Joanna Capon and Pierre Ryckmans, Fairweather, Australia, 1994, 64, 75 (colour illus.), 142. plate no. 3

Murray Bail, Ian Fairweather, 'Melbourne, post-impressionism', pg.29-37, Sydney, 2009, 32 (colour illus.), 245. cat.no. 12; plate no. 12; titled '(River, Hangchow)'

Barry Pearce, Look, 'Ian Fairweather's Chinese encounter', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Aug 2004, 30 (colour illus.), 31.

Queensland Art Gallery (Curator), Fairweather: a retrospective exhibition, South Brisbane, Jun 1965. cat.no. 64; titled 'The yellow river' (before 1934), Pictures from the collection of Mrs. Lina Bryans

Jill Sykes, Look, 'The Chinese factor: China's indelible impression on Ian Fairweather', pg. 10-11, Melbourne, Nov 2001, 10, 11 (colour illus.).

Anothony White, The Cambridge companion to Australian Art, 'Foreign natives: Australian Modernism 1915-1919', 109-121., Port Melbourne, 2011, 115.

INK: Whiteley and Others, Sydney, 2006. List of works