A Souvenir Pot of Flowers for Aida

Frances Ellis, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1938-1939.
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Object Detail

Image: 433 x 400mm
oil on canvas
"Aida" was Antonio Dattilo-Rubbos nickname for Ida Carey, one his students in Sydney Australia, where he ran an art school and which produced a school known as the Sydney Moderns. Ida Carey, a close friend of Ellis, donated this work and also has her own work in the Sarjeant Collection. "Rubbo was known to knickname his students, they in return dubbed him Signor. Aida was his name for Ida Carey. Frances painted this picture for her friend as Ida left Sydney and returned to New Zealand". Kate Pinkham in the catalogue for the exhibition "Frances Ellis, 1900 - 1971". Published by the Sarjeant Gallery 1989.
Ida had a succesful carear as an artist, recognised in New Zealand and Australia and was convinced to go study under Rubbo by Elli in1938, but only stayed there 6 months.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.Gift of Ida Carey, Hamilton, 1980.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
25 Jul 1980



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