Bought by London art collector and playwright George Hulme (c. 1980), the lot having been placed in auction by one of Annie’s family descendents. On Mr Hulme’s death in the early 1990s, it passed to a friend of his, who sold the painting by auction in 2018.
Photos: Jonathan Russell.
LOCATION: PRIVATE COLLECTION.
The New-risen Hope and Nude in Landscape butterflies.
The Australian version of New-rise Hope has a butterfly settled on the child’s chest, a motif which also appears present as a pair of butterflies in Nude in landscape, strengthening the case for it being by Annie.
New-risen Hope (Melbourne) – Nude in Landscape (private collection).