Fine Art Auctions

Edith Holmes (1893-1973) Australia

Lot 13
A Fountain in Paris
Oil on canvas
38.5 x 46cm (stretcher) 45 x 53cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed lower left , signed verso and artists address. Label verso To Joe from Mother, Hoerner
Provenance estate artists great niece
Exhibited 18th Annual Exhibition Tasmanian Group of Painters TMAG 31 Oct - 10 Nov 1957 #34; Fitzgeralds Auditorium 1959 #7; University of Tasmania 1970 #1; Edith Holmes Dorothy Stoner two retrospectives TMAG 1983 #45
Art Exhibition Opens The Mercury 27 Oct 1959 p11 Illust; Edith Holmes Dorothy Stoner two retrospectives TMAG 1983 p52 #45; D M Rowe Edith Holmes Matroid 2009 p210 #302
Estimate: $6,500 - $8,500

Catalogue Details

Born 1893 Tasmania, in Hobart Edith studied Hobart Technical College under Lucian Dechaineux and in Sydney at the Julian Ashton School of Art, later working with George Lambert and Thea Proctor.
During the 1930’s she held several solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne. However, her first real acceptance came when her work was acclaimed by Rupert Bunny, who had recently returned from Europe. Later Basil Burdeett, then Art Critic of the Melbourne Herald, recognized her ability, and Danila Vassilieff helped her organize one of her last Melbourne shows, which was held at Tye’s Gallery.
In 1956 Edith made her first of three visits to Europe and subsequently saw the influences of Pissarro and Bonnard, spending a considerable period living and painting in England and France.

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