Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1861 – Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Australia 1940
Audrey and Chicapick
Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas
Audrey and Chicapick is a sensitive portrait of Professor Osbourne’s young daughter Audrey (later Audrey Cahn) with the family’s pet rooster. The Osbourne’s country home was close by Clara Southern’s property in Warrandyte, Victoria. The quiet intimacy of this portrait became a distinctive characteristic of Southern’s work.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2013
From: Miriam kelly, Capital & Country: The Federation Years 1900 – 1913, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2013