An image of Kate's flowers

Winifred Nicholson

(England 21 Dec 1893 – 05 Mar 1981)

Kate's flowers

Other titles:
Kate's bunch
Location
Not on display
Further information

Kate is the eldest daughter of Winifred Nicholson and her then painter/husband Ben. The painting was first exhibited in 1936, and was probably painted in France, where the artist had gone to live with her three children between 1932 and 1938. From 1927 Winifred was a Christian Scientist, believing that the spiritual realm was part of this life, not the next, and that our limited perception revealed only the material world. The artist's preoccupation with light and subtle colour may be an attempted to represent the spiritual. The different viewpoints of the vases and their setting may also reflect these beliefs.

AGNSW Handbook, 1994

Year
1929-1936
Media
Painting
Medium
oil on plywood
Dimensions
60.7 x 76.0 cm board; 76.6 x 89.6 x 5.6 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1946
Accession number
7933
Copyright
© Winifred Nicholson Trust
Provenance
The Leicester Galleries, 1936, London/England
Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., 1946, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Alex Reid & Lefevre 1946