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Title

The gardener

(circa 1910)

Artist

Frederick McCubbin

Australia

25 Feb 1855 - 20 Dec 1917

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    South Yarra Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Date
    (circa 1910)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    76.2 x 132.0 cm stretcher; 96.2 x 152.3 x 11.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, black oil "F McCubbin". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    306.1977
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Frederick McCubbin

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  • About

    This important work was painted around 1910 after McCubbin had returned from his first overseas trip and was living in South Yarra. With it’s sparkling texture and romantic colour it shows the influence of Turner whom McCubbin so admired. The looseness of the paint work and the use of the palette knife is very free and more impressionist in the French tradition than other paintings of the Australian Impressionist group. The scene, probably in the artist’s back garden, reveals McCubbin’s innate lyricism and the choice of his humble subject reveals his affinity to Buvelot. The beauty and vitality of the painting shows McCubbin at the peak of this late style.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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