An image of West Lake, Hangchow

Ian Fairweather

(Scotland, Australia 29 Sep 1891 – 20 May 1974)

West Lake, Hangchow

Other titles:
The yellow river, (River, Hangchow), (West Lake, Hangchow)
Not on display
Further information

'West Lake, Hangchow' is a fascinating hybrid between visual cultures, made during the formative part of Fairweather's career after he arrived in Melbourne in 1934. The work clearly reflects something of his Asian experience but also his interest in Post-Impressionism, especially the work of Cézanne and Van Gogh. This passion was shared by other local artists including William Frater, Arnold Shore and Lina Bryans, who strengthened Fairweather's growing interest in the movement.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Place of origin
Bulelang, Bali, Indonesia
oil and gouache on paper on canvas on cardboard
47.5 x 55.0 cm board; 63.0 x 72.5 x 6.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, pencil "I Fairweather". Not dated.
Donated in memory of Lina Bryans 2001
Accession number
© Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
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