Shadows, Sepulichia

21 x 29cm
Helen Bellany


Pastel on paper

Signed HB lower right

An evocative and biographically important study of the landscape surrounding the home in Italy where the artist and her husband were based during the latter years of the artist John Bellany’s life.

The title refers to the name of their house, Sepulichia, 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 … ‘