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An image of The farmyard gum by Hans Heysen

Hans Heysen

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

The farmyard gum
Media category
Materials used
pencil, watercolour on white wove paper

33.0 x 40.2 cm sheet; 61.9 x 69.5 x 2.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "HANS HEYSEN. 1936".
Purchased 1938
Accession number
© C Heysen
Not on display
Further information

This work was a finalist in the 1938 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1938.

Bibliography (4)

Rebecca Andrews, Hans Heysen, 'Heroic gum trees', pg. 52-59, Adelaide, 2008, 54 (colour illus.), 136 (colour illus.).

Christine Dixon and Dinah Dysart, Counterclaims: presenting Australian art 1938-1941, Sydney, 1986, 18 (illus.), 46. AAA26

Hendrik Kolenberg, Twentieth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1989. 29

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth, sky and paint', pg. 149-150, Sydney, 2000, 154 (colour illus.), 300.

Exhibition history (3)

Australian Academy of Art 1938, Vickery's Galleries, Sydney, 08 Apr 1938–29 Apr 1938

Australian Academy of Art and the Contemporary Art Society (1986), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 15 May 1986–16 Jul 1986

Hans Heysen Retrospective (2008-2010), Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 14 Nov 2008–08 Feb 2009

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