Albert John Sherman
1882 - 1971
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.
oil on hardboard
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.
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Fifty-seventh Annual Exhibition of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales (1936), Education Department Gallery [Loftus Street], Sydney, 01 Aug 1936–22 Aug 1936
Referenced in 1 publication
William Cammack, Albert John Sherman: Cornish Australian artist, 'Making good', pg. 37-39, Sydney, 2005, 37.