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Hans Heysen

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

The Guardian, Brachina Gorge
Media category
Materials used
charcoal on ivory laid paper

48.3 x 63.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "HANS HEYSEN 1931".
Purchased 1943
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Hans Heysen captured aspects of the Australian landscape like few of his generation, with an assuredness underscored by his facility as a draughtsman and acute observer of nature. The Gallery has nineteen of Heysen's drawings of the landscape around his South Australian home at Hahndorf and in the Flinders Ranges.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (3)

Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997. not paginated

Lou Klepac, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Hans Heysen / Elioth Gruner / Horace Trenerry', pg. 32-47, Sydney, 2002, 37 (colour illus.), 144, 147.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 36, 37 (colour illus.). 23

Exhibition history (1)

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998