NUDE IN LANDSCAPE (attributed)





  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 615 x 225 mm (0.14 m²), unframed.
  • History: the painted canvas has been cut from a larger piece and glued to a second canvas, with thin ruled live visible along the edge in places, characteristics also noted in New-risen Hope (Tate); bought at auction (believed Christie’s, possibly early 1980s), the lot having been placed by a descendant of Annie’s extended family) by playright and art dealer George Hulme; on Mr. Hulme’s death (1990s?), purchased by a London antiques dealer and acquaintance of Mr. Hulme, who sold it by auction in 2018 for £438, including fees; the title, ‘Nude in landscape,’ is written in modern marker pen on the back of frame, canvas has been relined; as ‘word of mouth’ provenance only, so has to be ‘attributed.’ (Details from personal communication with dealer.)
  • Location: private collection.


The Melbourne New-risen Hope has a butterfly on the child’s chest, a motif also present in the Nude in landscape sketch. The latter painting is an ‘attributed’ work because it has only word-of-mouth provenance, but the presence of this motif – as well as general style, subject matter and impasto technique – strengthens the case for it being by Annie.



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