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An image of Pines, The Cedars, Hahndorf by Nora Heysen

Nora Heysen

(Australia 11 Jan 1911 – 30 Dec 2003)

Pines, The Cedars, Hahndorf
Place of origin
HahndorfSouth AustraliaAustralia
Media category
Materials used
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
Accession number
© Lou Klepac
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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.). 132

Exhibition history (1)

Nora Heysen: Light and life: