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Title

A summer evening

(circa 1895)


Artist

David Davies

Australia, England

21 May 1864 - 26 Mar 1939


About

Davies painted 'A summer evening' during an industrious five-year sojourn in Australia, which followed a brief period of travel and study in Europe. The work is characteristic of Melbourne painting of the 1890s, in the shift of its mood from the bright, sunlit imagery of the Heidelberg painters, to the pensive, restrained and fugitive effects of early evening light upon the landscape. In this painting David Davies moves away from Australian nationalism to a softer, European sensibility, possibly influenced by Whistler and other artists when he studied in Paris and England during 1890–93.


Details


Other Title

Summer evening


Date

(circa 1895)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas on hardboard


Dimensions

71.1 x 91.2 cm board; 92.7 x 112.3 x 6.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner, brown oil "DAVID DAVIES". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1896


Accession number

866


Artist information

David Davies

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 9 exhibitions

Exhibition history