Clara SOUTHERN, Audrey and Chicapick Enlarge 1 /1


Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1861 – Surrey Hills, Melbourne, Australia 1940

Audrey and Chicapick 1911 Place made: Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: 43.0 h x 56.0 w cm framed (overall) 522 h x 649 w x 30 d mm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Jill Cahn and Judy Laver 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.130

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