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watercolour, gouache, brush and ink over black chalk
(68.0 × 63.3 cm) (image)
inscribed in brush and ink (in image) l.l.: GWEN BARRINGER.
paper label adhered to back of frame u.r.: Label D (blocked out / stamped over) B / S.A. SOCIETY OF ARTS EXHIBITION / Title of picture "Hydrangeas" / Artist Gwen Barringer. / Address Walkerville. / Price, £ (£ crossed out) 45. Guineas / No. 2. / Date April 6th 1929.
paper label adhered to back of frame l.r.: BAYLY & SPE_RS / ART DEALERS / AND / PICTURE FRAMERS / PHONE 3258 / (...illeg.) ST ADELAIDE
Accession Number
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mr John Desmond Moore, Member, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
This large watercolour depicts a vase of purple/blue hydrangeas in front of a wall covered with decorative wallpaper. The bench is littered with petals and beside the vase are a number of small 'oriental' porcelain figures and an empty bowl. Light and reflection play a major part in this composition, with the porcelain figures and window opposite reflected in the body of the main vase. Hydrangeas is framed in a period plater frame.