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
25.0 x 30.0 cm stretcher; 38.0 x 43.2 x 3.3 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pencil "N. GOLDFINCH.". Not dated.
Gift of the artist 2000
Not on display
© Estate of Nancy Goldfinch
Shown in 5 exhibitions
(Group exhibition at Stella Lodestar Galleries 1937), Stella Lodestar Galleries, Sydney, 1937 -
Exhibition of paintings by Nancy Goldfinch, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 06 Mar 1940–18 Mar 1940
Nancy Goldfinch: works since 1933, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 27 Oct 1992–21 Nov 1992
Nancy Goldfinch: A Particular Form of Meditation, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 18 Feb 1994–20 Mar 1994
Shaded, Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, Dubbo, 28 Aug 2017–03 Dec 2017
Referenced in 3 publications
Johanna Fischbein., Nancy Goldfinch: 'A particular form of meditation', 'Introduction', Newcastle, 1994, front cover (colour illus.). not paginated; mentioned in 'Introduction'; cat.no.23; private collection
Johanna Fischbein, Artemis, 'Nancy Goldfinch: rediscovery of an artist's life', pg. 6-10, Newcastle, Apr 1994-Jun 1994, 8 (illus.), 9.
Editor Unknown (Editor), Nine to five, 'Macquarie Galleries Exhibition', pg. 15, Sydney, 26 Oct 1992, 15 (illus.).