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Camellias

CAMELLIAS

Accession ID:

1961.21

Name:

Camellias

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Nora Heysen

Date:

1930

Description

Camellias is an excellent example of Nora Heysen’s exquisite still-life flower paintings. The grey curtain background, plain black vase and earth tones of the table are a sombre contrast to the brilliant and lustrous colours of the rich flower forms – each petal meticulously painted. Created when Nora Heysen was only 19 years of age, this work nevertheless displays mature technical skill.


History

Burdekin Bequest, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Bequest of Mr Norman Weekes Burdekin and Mrs Margaretta Emilie Burdekin. Signature: L.L.C. - Nora Heyson, 1930.


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