The Artists

Jane Price


Born England 1860, Arrived Australia 1880, Died 1948

pastel on cardboard, 37 x 25 cm
Private Collection

It is known that Jane Price regularly visited and painted plein air with the Heidelberg School artists at Eaglemont and Heidelberg, and it is also known that she produced a number of these pastel works that captured the colours of the 'seasons'.

In this work, the soft blues and greens are very much in keeping with the same palette that she chooses to depict spring, in her work 'Spring Clouds', c.1905. In 'Heidelberg', she also uses the heightened horizon line, as she does in her work 'Spring Clouds', c. 1905. Many of the other Heidelberg School artists also produced pastel works, including Jane Sutherland, Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin.

The work was offered for sale through Sotheby's. Fine Australian and European Paintings. April 1998, Catalogue no.179.

Further information:
Jane Price - 'Spring Clouds', c.1905

Left: Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890
Collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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