Watercolour on paper
Signed HB lower right
An evocative and biographically important work depicting the land surrounding the Italian home ‘Sepulichia’ where the artist and her husband were based in the latter years of John Bellany’s life.
Their discovery of the house is described in Helen Bellany’s book, The Restless Wave (pp 327-37): ‘Nudging up against this cantina was a dense wood of chestnut and walnut trees stretching up the hillside and down into the valley. Our wood. A cart track led through the trees … ‘
Helen Bellany’s book is available direct from independent small publisher Sandstone Press or from your local independent bookshop.