Angus Winneke (1911-82) watercolour , ‘Arcadia’, mid-20th century

$2,450.00 AUD

Angus Winneke (1911-82)

‘Arcadian interlude’

Watercolour painted one brown card, of a group of pale ladies and dark men carrying baskets laden with bunch of grapes, though a rocky landscape.

Signed lower left ‘A.Winneke’,

Pencil inscription to back ‘Arcadian Interlude 10yrs/ Angus Winneke/ 196 Ilvadale St/Kew’

mid-20th century

Frame 68x75cm

Excellent condition, in modern conservation framing.

With letter of provenance from Ed Clarke Antiques

Provenance: ex Ed Clark Antiques, Melbourne, purchased from the William Johnston sale, 1980’s. Mr Clark suggests it was a gift from Winneke to Johnston, a very close friend.
The current Johnston Collection is housed in Johnson’s terrace house in East Melbourne, ‘Fairhall’: one of the rooms in Fairhall was actually the flat Angus Winneke lived in. This work could well have been produced in this room.
The current ‘Johnston Collection’ has a similar study (TJC 2099), another group of costumed figures illustrating one of the performances of the mid-20th century.

Winneke was a major set designer at Melbourne’s Tivoli Theatre.
The Victorian Arts Centre Performing Arts Museum houses a large number of Winneke’s stage set designs and costume designs.

Winneke was also a book illustrator, including ‘The story of Dick Whittington and his cat’ 1946, ‘Babes in the Woods’ 1948, and ‘Mother Goose’ 1945.

 

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