Nancy Goldfinch studied plein air painting with Will Ashton, then at the Royal Society of Art with Sydney Long, and later at Dattilo Rubbo's school, where she was introduced to the work of Cézanne and van Gogh. Travelling to England in the early 1930s she continued her studies at the Chelsea School of Art and in Cornwall with British artist SJ Lamorna Birch.
Clearly demonstrating her admiration of the works of Cézanne, Derain and Marquet, this painting was included in her second solo exhibition at Macquarie Galleries in 1940; where her oil and watercolour landscapes of England and Bruges sold well and received much favourable critical comment in the press.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
oil on canvas
41.0 x 51.0 cm stretcher; 53.3 x 63.3 x 2.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "N. GOLDFINCH". Not dated.
Gift of the artist 2000
Not on display
© Estate of Nancy Goldfinch
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 2 publications
Johanna Fischbein, Artemis, 'Nancy Goldfinch: rediscovery of an aritst's life', pg. 6-10, Newcastle, Apr 1994-Jun 1994, 9.
Johanna Fischbein., Nancy Goldfinch: 'A particular form of meditation', 'Introduction', Newcastle, 1994. not paginated; cat.no. 26; titled 'Landscape (Vaucluse)'