(Germany, Australia, France 08 Oct 1877 – 02 Jul 1968)
- Not on display
- Further information
'Summer' is one of the most popular works in the collection, a virtuoso performance in watercolour. The searing heat of summertime almost obliterates the hills in the distance and penetrates through the tall gum trees that offer the sheep below restful shade. Heysen's mastery of draughtsmanship provided a sure foundation for his watercolours that remain among the best of his generation.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
This painting won the Wynne Prize in 1909 and was acquired by the Gallery in 1909.
- pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper
- 56.5 x 78.4 cm sheet; 95.5 x 117.8 x 5.5 cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.l. corner, brown watercolour "HANS HEYSEN 1909".
- Purchased 1909
- Accession number
- © C Heysen