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Title

The farmyard gum

1936


Artist

Hans Heysen

Germany, Australia, France

08 Oct 1877 - 02 Jul 1968


About

This work was a finalist in the 1938 Wynne Prize and was acquired by the Gallery in 1938.


Details


Date

1936


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour on white wove paper


Dimensions

33.0 x 40.2 cm sheet; 61.9 x 69.5 x 2.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "HANS HEYSEN. 1936".


Credit

Purchased 1938


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6530


Wynne Prize

- 1938


Artist information

Hans Heysen

Works in the collection

46


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Rebecca Andrews, Hans Heysen, 'Heroic gum trees', pg. 52-59, Adelaide, 2008, 54 (colour illus.), 136 (colour illus.).

Christine Dixon and Dinah Dysart, Counterclaims: presenting Australian art 1938-1941, Sydney, 1986, 18 (illus.), 46. cat.no. AAA26

Hendrik Kolenberg, Twentieth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 29

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Earth, sky and paint', pg. 149-150, Sydney, 2000, 154 (colour illus.), 300.