Alfred Hayward, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in circa 1900. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“To me, this study is all at once a looser style of painting yet at the same time highly detailed. This study of begonias (odorata perhaps?) is a stunning observation of the plant at many growth stages – from tight buds to fully open white waxy flowers touched with the softest blush of pink. The glass vase is not immediately apparent but it’s painted with a flicker of reflected light at its base as a subtle invitation to take a closer look at the stems contained within.”
- Tracy Byatt 'My Choice' March 2021
Image 590 x 465mm
Frame 780 x 640 x 70mm
oil on canvas
Still life painting of a base of begonia flowers. The flowers are white and pink with yellow centres. The background is dark.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of G. Sherriff, 1929.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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