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Title

Kate's flowers

1929-1936

Artist

Winifred Nicholson

England

21 Dec 1893 - 05 Mar 1981

  • Details

    Other Title
    Kate's bunch
    Date
    1929-1936
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on plywood
    Dimensions
    60.7 x 76.0 cm board; 76.6 x 89.6 x 5.6 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1946
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    7933
    Copyright
    © Winifred Nicholson Trust

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    Winifred Nicholson

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  • About

    Kate is the eldest daughter of Winifred Nicholson and her then painter/husband Ben. The painting was first exhibited in 1936, and was probably painted in France, where the artist had gone to live with her three children between 1932 and 1938. From 1927 Winifred was a Christian Scientist, believing that the spiritual realm was part of this life, not the next, and that our limited perception revealed only the material world. The artist's preoccupation with light and subtle colour may be an attempted to represent the spiritual. The different viewpoints of the vases and their setting may also reflect these beliefs.

    AGNSW Handbook, 1994

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

  • Provenance

    The Leicester Galleries, 1936, London/England

    Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., 1946, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Alex Reid & Lefevre 1946