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Title

The coming home

1904


Artist

Hans Heysen

Germany, Australia, France

08 Oct 1877 - 02 Jul 1968


About

Hans Heysen’s choice of subject in 'The coming home' reflects his love and reverence for nature and rural life. He took inspiration from the landscape and labours of local farmers near his home in Adelaide and, later, Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Suffused with golden light, this gentle image of cattle being herded evokes a European pastoral ideal. Made soon after his studies in Paris at the turn of the century, it reveals the influence of the work of John Constable and the painters of the French Barbizon school, whom Heysen particularly admired.


Details


Date

1904


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

106.4 x 184.5 cm stretcher; 142.0 x 223.4 x 12.0 cm frame :

0 - Whole; 101.5 x 182.4 cm; SIGHT DIMENSION


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., brown oil "H HEYSEN./ 1904".


Credit

Purchased 1904


Accession number

5733


Artist information

Hans Heysen

Works in the collection

46


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history