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Title

Peonies

circa 1936

Artist

Albert John Sherman

Australia

1882 – 1971

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  • Details

    Date
    circa 1936
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on hardboard
    Dimensions
    61.0 x 56.0 cm stretcher; 82.2 x 77.4 x 9.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, black oil "ALBERT J SHERMAN". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1936
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    6375
    Artist information
    Albert John Sherman

    Works in the collection

    5

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  • About

    This beautifully rendered painting depicts a bouquet of peonies in a large silver cup, composed according to classical principles. The peonies appear luminous against the dark, velvety background, emphasised by the gleaming surfaces of the silver cup and an overturned glass. The painting's fine craftsmanship demonstrates the artist's attention to detail, form and colour.

    Albert Sherman studied at the Central Technical School in Cornwall and arrived in Australian following the First World War. He became a member of the Royal Art Society, Sydney from 1928 and established his reputation as a painter of flowers. In association with the Red Cross Flower Festival, Sydney in 1936, Sherman first exhibited 'Peonies', which received special mention and was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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