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Charles CONDER

Tottenham, Middlesex, England 1868 – Virginia Water, Surrey, England 1909

  • Australia 1884-90
  • England and France from 1890

Elegant ladies by a garden pavilion 1904 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, painting in watercolour Support: silk with loose linen backing

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed on label verso centre left, '1584'.
Dimensions: sight 73.6 h x 135.4 w cm Frame 75.6 h x 137.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1972
Accession No: NGA 72.302
  • Mrs Charlotte Frieze, London

This work on silk belongs to a group of watercolours commissioned in 1904 by Australian-born businessman, collector and philanthropist Sir Edmund Davis. They were part of the decoration of two rooms in his house in Holland Park, London. Illustrating no particular story, these panels are full of fancy and convey an overwhelming sense of luxury.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra