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An image of The hill of the creeping shadow by Hans Heysen
Alternate image of The hill of the creeping shadow by Hans Heysen

Hans Heysen

(Germany, Australia, France 08 Oct 1877 – 02 Jul 1968)

Title
The hill of the creeping shadow
Other titles:
The Hill of the Creeping Shadow, Flinders Ranges
Year
1929
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

66.0 x 92.0 cm stretcher; 88.8 x 114.3 x 8.2 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, brown oil "HANS HEYSEN/ 1929".
Credit
Purchased 1929
Accession number
4830
Copyright
© C Heysen
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (15)

Rebecca Andrews, Hans Heysen, 'The Flinders Ranges: 'A deviation in Australian landscape painting'', pg. 88-115, Adelaide, 2008, 89 (colour illus.), 133 (colour illus.).

Alisa Bunbury, Arid Arcadia: Art of the Flinders Ranges, 'The bones of nature laid bare': Heysen's revelation', pg. 66-85, Adelaide, 2002, 77 (colour illus.), 78, 187 (illus.).

Lou Klepac, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Hans Heysen / Elioth Gruner / Horace Trennery', pg. 32-47, Sydney, 2002, 143.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, ‘Heysen to Heysen: letters across a generation’, pg. 33-36, Newtown, Mar 2012, 34 (colour illus.), 35.

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 304 [Gallery No. 3]

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 82

Barry Pearce, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, 'Introduction', pg.17-23 (in Japanese), Tokyo, 1992, 22, 159 (colour illus.), 183. cat.no. 102

Barry Pearce, A century of Australian landscape: mood and moment, Sydney, 1983, 16, 71 (colour illus.). cat.no. 49

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth, sky and paint', pg. 149-150, Sydney, 2000, 153 (colour illus.), 300.

Ursula Prunster, Seeing is believing: the art in photography, 'Landscape & photography', Sydney, 1985. cat.no. 20; not paginated

Geoffrey Smith, Sidney Nolan: desert & drought, 'Introduction', pg. 8-11, Melbourne, 2003, 10 (colour illus.).

Society of Artists, Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1929), Sydney, 1929. cat.no. 100; titled 'The Hill of the Creeping Shadow, Flinders Ranges'; priced 250 guineas.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. not paginated, cat.no. 72

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Society of Artists' exhibition at the Education Department', pg. 16, Sydney, 06 Sep 1929, 16 (illus).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Mercury, 'Loan pictures exhibition: three artists: Hans Heysen', pg. 6, Hobart, 19 Aug 1935, 6.

Exhibition history (9)

Society of Artists Annual Exhibition (1929), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 07 Sep 1929–04 Oct 1929

150 years of Australian art (1938), National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jan 1938–25 Apr 1938

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary (1962-63), National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 17 Mar 1962–31 Mar 1962

A century of Australian landscape painting: mood and moment:

Seeing is believing - the art in photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1985–19 Jan 1986

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003

Arid Arcadia: art of the Flinders Ranges, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 30 Aug 2002–03 Nov 2002

Hans Heysen Retrospective (2008-2010):