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Title

Kate's flowers

1929-1936


Artist

Winifred Nicholson

England

21 Dec 1893 - 05 Mar 1981


About

Kate is the eldest daughter of Winifred Nicholson and her then painter/husband Ben. The painting was first exhibited in 1936, and was probably painted in France, where the artist had gone to live with her three children between 1932 and 1938. From 1927 Winifred was a Christian Scientist, believing that the spiritual realm was part of this life, not the next, and that our limited perception revealed only the material world. The artist's preoccupation with light and subtle colour may be an attempted to represent the spiritual. The different viewpoints of the vases and their setting may also reflect these beliefs.

AGNSW Handbook, 1994


Details


Other Title

Kate's bunch


Date

1929-1936


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on plywood


Dimensions

60.7 x 76.0 cm board; 76.6 x 89.6 x 5.6 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1946


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7933


Artist information

Winifred Nicholson

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


The Leicester Galleries, 1936, London/England

The Lefevre Gallery, 1946, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Alex Reid & Lefevre 1946


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 141 (illus.).

Renée Free, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'The Western Heritage, Renaissance to Twentieth Century', pg. 108-172, Sydney, 1994, 162 (colour illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 24 (colour illus.), 140. cat.no. 1615

Terence Maloon, Look, 'Acquisitions: Derain's Antique Inspirations', Heidelberg, Nov 1987, 12-13, 12 (colour illus.).

Kenneth McConkey, The New English: a history of the New English Art Club, 'Spinsterish Integrity' 1930-1945, London, 2006, 171, 172 (colour illus.). fig.140