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Ambleside

AMBLESIDE

Accession ID:

1961.51

Name:

Ambleside

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Hans Heysen

Date:

1929

Description

Hans Heysen and his family moved to Hahndorf, a largely German settlement in the Adelaide Hills, in 1908 and subsequently purchased ‘The Cedars’ farm where he would spend the remainder of his years raising a family of eight and pursuing his passion for painting the rugged bush, with a brilliant eye for the bright light, dryness and heat. Due to anti-German sentiment during WW1, 'Hahndorf' was renamed 'Ambleside', a name which remained in use until 1936. The watercolour 'Ambleside' is a classic Heysen representation of the local landscape, capturing an arid hillside spotted with gum trees, with grazing cattle beneath.


History

Burdekin Bequest, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Bequest of Mr Norman Weekes Burdekin and Mrs Margaretta Emilie Burdekin. Signed and dated: L.L.C. - Hans Heysen 1929. Secondary Inscriptions: 'Ambleside 1929' writen on the back of the painting.


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