ROSES IN CRYSTAL
In this small oil work, May Vale, exhibits her skill in depicting the translucency of the crystal vase. It is a difficult subject to master, and one that may have been set as a student exercise at the National Gallery School.
Arthur Streeton was one of the few artists who excelled in this area, and painted many works in his later years, of the roses from his garden, in crystal vases.
Arthur Streeton - Above Us The Great Grave Sky, 1890