The Red Gum

Hans Heysen, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in Australia in 1936.
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About the Work
"The first thing I looked at and noticed in this work was the Gum tree. Its beautifully warm-toned leaves have been painted using a large array of colours scattered throughout the branches. The trunk also is made up of many different colours, which adds an interesting shadow effect to the tree. The soft blue and purple used in the background give a sense of depth to the landscape. I keep finding myself getting lost in this painting."
- Freyja Wrigglesworth, 'My Choice' exhibition series, September 2022

Heysen, an Australian of German birth, was well known for his watercolour paintings of Australia.
Image 320 x 397mm
watercolour on paper
Watercolour painting of a landscape featuring a gum tree in a field with cattle and a tin-roofed farm building.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased by Dr Robertson on behalf of the Gallery, 1937.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
04 Mar 1937



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