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Shedding tree

oil and eucalyptus leaf on canvas on composition board
91.6 × 80.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
inscribed in black paint l.r.: Perceval / 61
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Fingal Pastoral Property Limited, Fellow, 1997
© Courtesy of the artist's estate
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Depicts a solitary gum tree, whose knotted and twisted branches form a web of lines across the picture plane. Paint is applied generously and frequently and scratched onto the surface to successfully convey the tangled scrub of the Australian bush. Four figures lean against the rails of a bridge that is partially submerged in the background.