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PROPERTY FROM THE RUTH SIMON COLLECTION, SYDNEY

HANS HEYSEN
1877-1968

In Sunset Haze 1909

$80,000–120,000

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© Hans Heysen/Copyright Agency, 2024

PROPERTY FROM THE RUTH SIMON COLLECTION, SYDNEY

HANS HEYSEN

1877-1968
In Sunset Haze 1909

watercolour over pencil on paper
signed and dated 'HANS HEYSEN 1909' lower right
55 x 76 cm

Provenance

Hans Heysen, Adelaide
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, Melbourne, commissioned from the above in September 1909
The Baldwin Spencer Collection of Australian Pictures and Works of Art, Fine Art Society's Galleries, Melbourne, 19 May 1919, lot 135, 'Sunset Haze', illustrated, 180 gns
Mrs Arthur Young, London, acquired from the above
Private Collection
Australian and European Pictures, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 18 April 1994, lot 30, 'Morning Light', illustrated
The Ruth Simon Collection, Sydney, acquired from the above

Exhibited

The 12th Federal Art Exhibition, South Australian Society of Arts, Institute Building, Adelaide, 9 November - 4 December 1909, no. 12, illustrated, £200.0.0
Annual Exhibition, Victorian Artists' Society, Melbourne, 19 October - 26 November 1910, no. 44
Baldwin Spencer Loan Collection, Prahran Town Hall, Melbourne, 20 December 1911 - March 1912
Sir W. Baldwin Spencer's Collection, National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1 December 1916 - 1917, no. 113, 'Sunset Haze'

Literature

Federal Art Exhibition', The Advertiser, Adelaide, 8 November 1909, p. 9
'Woman's View. A Picture Show', The Herald, Adelaide, 13 November 1909, p. 3
'The Art Show. Australian Pictures. Home and Abroad. Pictures of the Year', The Herald, Melbourne, 18 October 1910, p. 5 'The Art Show. Australian Pictures. Home and Abroad', The Weekly Times, Melbourne, 22 October 1910, p. 8
The Weekly Times, Melbourne, 29 October 1910, p. 27 (illustrated)
'Prahran Art Gallery. Professor Spencer's Loan Collection', The Argus, Melbourne, 20 December 1911, p. 15
'Art Gallery. The Spencer Collection', The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 9 December 1916, p. 14
Phyllis Mayman, 'The Baldwin Spencer Collection on View in Sydney', The Sunday Times, Sydney, 20 May 1917, p. 17
'Australian Pictures. The Spencer Collection', The Argus, Melbourne, 3 May 1919, p. 9
'Poetry in Pictures. Collection by be Sold by Sir Baldwin Spencer', The Herald, Melbourne, 8 May 1919, p. 15
'Spencer Art Works Sold. More than £4000 Realised', The Herald, Melbourne, 21 May 1919, p. 8
'Spencer Art Collection. Water Colours in Demand', The Evening Journal, Adelaide, 24 May 1919, p. 23
'Spencer Art Collection. Water Colours in Demand', The Register, Adelaide, 26 May 1919, p. 5
Colin Thiele, Heysen of Hahndorf, Rigby Limited, Adelaide, 1968, pp. 130, 132

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