Item #6590 Garran Landscape, Canberra 1972. Arthur Boyd.
Arthur Boyd

1920 - 1999

Garran Landscape, Canberra 1972

Oil on canvas
20 x 24.6 cm

Provenance: Yvonne Boyd by descent, Jamie Boyd

After twenty-one years living abroad in England, in late 1971 Boyd and his wife returned to Australia to take up a five-month residency at the Australian National University, Canberra. Reacquainting himself, Boyd was immediately struck by the beauty of the bush terrain surrounding the capital which, untamed and rugged, was far removed from the romantic English countryside to which he had grown accustomed. As he recalled, from his apartment in the inner suburb of Garran he ‘could literally walk into the country in five minutes. It was quite marvelous: there was this undulating, rolling quality. And the weather – the blueness of the sky… the blue is so intense compared to the Victorian [light].’  Deborah Hart, Arthur Boyd: Agony and Ecstasy, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2015, p. 115  

Item #6590

Price: $18,500.00

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