An image of Summer

Hans Heysen

(Germany, Australia, France 08 Oct 1877 – 02 Jul 1968)

Summer

Location
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.

Year
1909
Media
Watercolour
Medium
pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
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".
Credit
Purchased 1909
Accession number
4804
Copyright
© C Heysen