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Red gums of the far north



Hans Heysen

Germany, Australia, France

08 Oct 1877 - 02 Jul 1968


This painting won the Wynne Prize in 1931 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1931.




Media category


Materials used

watercolour on paper


47.6 x 63.4 cm sight; 79.5 x 94.7 x 4.2 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, dark brown watercolour "Hans Heysen 1931".


Purchased 1931


Not on display

Accession number


Wynne Prize

Winner - 1931

Artist information

Hans Heysen

Works in the collection


Shown in 10 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 12 publications


Rebecca Andrews, Hans Heysen, 'Critical reception: 'A new note in Australian scenery'', pg. 108-111, Adelaide, 2008, 110, 111 (colour illus.), 135 (colour illus.).

Helen Campbell, Wynne centenary 1897-1997: a selection of past winners from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997.

Edmund Capon AM, OBE (Director), Barry Pearce (Curator) and Dinah Dysart (Curator), The Wynne prize: an Australian landscape tradition, Sydney, 1986, 25.

Matthew Cawood, The Flinders Ranges, 'Hans Heysen', pg. 44-45, Sydney, 2000, 44 (colour illus.).

Joan Chambers, Art of the land, Brookvale, 2002, 24 (colour illus.). Children's activities book

Dennis Colsey and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 11 (illus.). 9

Jane de Teliga, Australian images: Prints, drawings and watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1979, 6.

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 360

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. 15

Bernard Smith, 100 years of Australian painting, 'Foreword', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 1948, 14. watercolours 13

William Splatt and Barbara Burton, 100 masterpieces of Australian painting, Adelaide, 1973, 136, 137 (colour illus.). plate no. 65

Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian watercolours from the National Art Gallery collection 1836 to 1946, Sydney, 1946, 10. 28