Hans HEYSEN, On the Marne at Charenton Enlarge 1 /1


Hamburg, Germany 1877 – Mt Barker, South Australia, Australia 1968

  • Australia from 1884
  • Europe, England 1899-1903

On the Marne at Charenton 1901 Title Notes: Previously titled 'Twilight on the Seine'. See Rebecca Andrews, 'Hans Heysen', Art Gallery of South Australia, 2008, p.128.
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on canvas mounted on composition board

Primary Insc: signed lower left in oil, 'HEYSEN'. not dated.
Dimensions: 15.3 h x 21.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.332

With the financial support of four South Australian businessmen, Hans Heysen was able to study and paint in Europe from 1899 to the end of 1903.

To ensure the short-term returns for their support and fostering the longer-term potential of Heysen’s talent, the investors signed an agreement in October 1899 requiring Heysen to report monthly on his progress, movements and expenses, and to send completed works back to Australia on a regular basis.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2013
From: Miriam kelly, Capital & Country: The Federation Years 1900 – 1913, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2013