William Leonard (Len) Annois 'Treasury Gardens'

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William Leonard Annois, better known as Len Annois, was an Australian artist celebrated for his landscapes. ‘Treasury Garden’, a drawing dated 1946, speaks to his talent. With a delicate dreaminess, Annois distils a day in the gardens, dotted with people on park benches seeking serenity beneath stately elm trees.

The Treasury Gardens is among Victoria's oldest public gardens, dating from the mid-19th century. Heritage listed, these gardens skirt Melbourne’s government building precinct next door to East Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens and feature avenues of trees lining crossing paths. The effect is akin to a ‘cathedral’ – an atrium of contrasting foliage from palm, conifer, Moreton Bay Fig, elm, oak and poplar trees. 

Winner of the Wynne Prize, Annois died abruptly at a Toorak dinner party in 1966 – ever the gourmet. He was posthumously likened to Fred Williams by Australian art historian Patrick McCaughey, leaving a formidable legacy in his wake. In the Melbourne city, suburbia and fringes, Annois found notes of Europe. 

For collectors of landscapes or park patrons, ‘Treasury Gardens’ is superbly framed and sure to be treasured.

William Leonard (Len) ANNOIS (1906 - 1966)
'Treasury Gardens' 1946
pencil on paper
Image Size: 25 x 35 cm
Framed Dimensions: 47 x 55 x 2 cm: museum quality framing
Signed: Signed, titled and dated lower left
Comes with Letter of Provenance

This work of art has been professionally treated to restore the the paper's PH balance, ensuring its longevity 

Condition: Excellent
(c) The Artist or Assignee