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Charles CONDER | Elegant ladies by a garden pavilion

CONDER, Charles
England 1868 – England 1909
Australia 1884-90, England and France 1890-1902, England from 1902
Elegant ladies by a garden pavilion 1904
silk with loose linen backing
sight 73.6 (h) x 135.4 (w) cm
not signed, not dated
Purchased 1972
NGA 1972.302

This work on silk belongs to a group of watercolours commissioned in 1904 by Australian-born businessman, collector and philanthropist Sir Edmund Davis. They were part of the decoration of two rooms in his house in Holland Park, London. Illustrating no particular story, these panels are full of fancy and convey an overwhelming sense of luxury.

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