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Title

Summer

1909


Artist

Hans Heysen

Germany, Australia, France

08 Oct 1877 - 02 Jul 1968


About

'Summer' is one of the most popular works in the collection, a virtuoso performance in watercolour. The searing heat of summertime almost obliterates the hills in the distance and penetrates through the tall gum trees that offer the sheep below restful shade. Heysen's mastery of draughtsmanship provided a sure foundation for his watercolours that remain among the best of his generation.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

This painting won the Wynne Prize in 1909 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1909.


From the Gallery Shop

Summer Hans Heysen Magnet

8.0cm wide x 5.5cm high

$8.00


Details


Date

1909


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

56.5 x 78.4 cm sheet; 95.3 x 117.8 x 5.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown watercolour "HANS HEYSEN 1909".


Credit

Purchased 1909


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4804


Wynne Prize

Winner - 1909


Artist information

Hans Heysen

Works in the collection

46


Shown in 19 exhibitions

Exhibition history