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The Shoalhaven River held a profound significance for Arthur Boyd. Reflecting on his extensive body of work, this locale became a cornerstone of Boyd’s oeuvre, drawing from the distinctive allure of the Shoalhaven region nestled along the New South Wales south coast.Renowned for its picturesque landscapes—lush green dairy farms, pristine sandy beaches, and the majestic, meandering Shoalhaven River—the area has long been cherished by artists seeking inspiration amidst its unique geography.In 1971, after more than two decades abroad, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd were introduced to the Shoalhaven River by art dealer Frank McDonald. Recalling that pivotal day, Boyd vividly described the intense heat and its impact on his artistic process, emphasizing his commitment to capturing the unfiltered essence of light in his paintings.The Boyds fell for the region and settled there, buying Riversdale in 1973 and Bundanon in 1978. These properties gave them a close-up view of the rivers twists and turns, showing off natures changes right from their living room. In this etching, Untitled (Shoalhaven Landscape) Boyd shares his deep love and respect for the area, offering a glimpse into his deep appreciation and understanding of its intrinsic beauty.Whether you're a passionate collector of modern Australian art, a connoisseur with a penchant for prints and etchings, or someone who simply finds solace in the tranquility of natures landscapes, this etching is sure to captivate you with its enduring allure. Beautifully framed, it awaits to bring the essence of natures serene beauty into your home.
Arthur BOYD (1920 - 1999)'Untitled (Shoalhaven Landscape)'etching on paperEdition of 40Image Size: 22 x 29 cm Dimensions: 63 x 71 x 4 cm Signed: Numbered and signed 'Arthur Boyd' in lower margin.Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition is Very Good. Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.
(C) Arthur Boyd / Copyright Agency 2023
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