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Flowers and fruit (zinnias)



Hans Heysen

Germany, Australia, France

08 Oct 1877 - 02 Jul 1968




Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


70.0 x 82.7 cm stretcher; 92.0 x 104.5 x 10.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, red oil "HANS HEYSEN 1921".


Purchased 1921


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Hans Heysen

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 10 publications


Ann Elias, Sydney College of the Arts, Useless beauty: Flowers and Australian art, United Kingdom, 2015, 64, 238, plate 20 (colour illus.).

Australian Exhibition Commission, Catalogue: British Empire Exhibition (Wembley) 1924, 1924, 93. Lent by the Trustees of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Paula Dredge, Margaret Sawicki, Steven Miller and Lindsay Parker, S.A. Parker Framing Works, 'Works in the collection with known Parker frames', pg. 27-68, Sydney, 2004, 27 (illus.).

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), The exhibition of Australian art to be held at the galleries of the Royal Academy London, 1923, Sydney, 1923. not paginated, 51, titled 'Flowers and fruit'

Elioth Gruner (Organiser), Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artists, Sydney, 1923. not paginated, 20, titled 'Flowers and fruit'

Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. 225 [Gallery No. 3]

Catherine Speck, Heysen to Heysen: selected letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen, 'Introduction: on Nora Heysen', pg. 13-19, Adelaide, 2019, 17. A colour illustration appears on an unpaginated page in between pages 8 & 9.

Catherine Speck (Editor), Heysen to Heysen: selected letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen, 'Introduction', pg. 1-19, Canberra, 2011, n.pag. (colour illus.), 17, 350. Illustration between pg. 8 and 9.

Editor Unknown (Editor), Sydney mail, Sydney, 14 Sep 1921, (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, 'Society of Artists: the Spring exhibition', pg. 6, Sydney, 09 Sep 1921, 6.