This rare wood engraving by Nora Heysen, painter and draughtswoman, is the only impression known, and was made the year of her first solo exhibition in 1932. The subject is the trees surrounding her home ‘The Cedars’ at Hahndorf in South Australia, where she lived with her family. Heysen is
not known to have made any other prints apart from a small etching of trees, which was printed after her death from a plate
found in her estate. Both are in the Gallery’s collection.
from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007
wood engraving, black ink on white wove paper
10.1 x 12.6 cm blockmark; 11.8 x 14 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pencil "NORA HEYSEN 1932".
Gift of the artist 2003
Not on display
© Lou Klepac
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Referenced in 2 publications
Jane Hylton, Nora Heysen: light and life, Kent Town, 2009, 53 (colour illus.).
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 87 (colour illus.). cat.no. 132