Untitled (Plant cuttings)

Vivian Smith, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in circa 1920. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“These timeless watercolour studies are I’m sure as vibrant as the day they were painted. Coupled with faint graphite sketches, they are very accomplished and something I certainly aspire to! The tulip is particularly joyful and at the point of just going past its best – the petal on the right has begun to recurve and dry at the very tip, as has its leaf. The iris bud with its papery spathe is delightful. Although the pink flowers are unidentified, the top grouping are reminiscent of primulas, while the bottom sprig, after deliberating with learned friends, is likely of the Gesneriaceae family.”
- Tracy Byatt 'My Choice' March 2021
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Image: 338 x 248mm
Support: Unable to measure
Secondary support: Unable to measure
Mat: 552 x 844mm
Frame: 594 x 887 x 35mm
watercolour and pencil on paper, mounted on paper
Study of plant cuttings, including a tulip, an iris (open), an iris (closed), a bunch of unidentified small pink flowers, and a cluster of pale pink flowers on a stem of green leaves.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith, 1983
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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