Confidences- The Three Ages c 1913
Oil on canvas
Verso of canvas "The Three Ages
79.4 x 90.0 cm
$12,500.00 including GST
Provenance: The Goode family, Adelaide, by descent (probably bought by Agnes Knight Goode 1872-1947, Adelaide.)
Exhibited: Royal South Australian Society of Artists, Marie Tuck- Memorial Exhibition, 1947, cat no 25, 50 guineas as Confidences.
Illustrated: From Shadow into Light, South Australian Women Artists since Colonisation, Shirley Cameron Wilson, 1988 plate 47, p 34 Peintres Australiens a Etaples, Jean-Claude Lesage, page 79; Comment; Lesage states at page 25 of the translation; “This work assembles in an interior, a bed-ridden with her daughter and small granddaughter who keep her company. The foreground is in semi-darkness (in contrast to the natural light above). It makes one think of a photograph by E. I. Couse where a similar grouping of three generations stand alongside the quay in Etaples. Both painting and photograph are like a reference to the “three ages of life,” a theme quite common in that ... Read More »
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