The Artists

May Vale

SEA JEWELS c. 1897

Australia 1862-1945

SEA JEWELS c. 1897
oil on canvas, 23 x 45.5 cm
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum

This still life work of fish in a basket is thematically more in keeping with traditional European still life artworks, especially those of the Dutch artists. At this time in her life, May Vale was producing works in her studio in Flinders Buildings as well as teaching a number of students.

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

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