The Scientist

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Oil tempera on board
555 x 430mm (image); 730 x 610mm (frame)

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Adele Younghusband / 1951 [l.l.] Exhibited in Phoenix group, Auckland 1952 / ditto in Wellington 1953 / The Scientist / By Adele Younghusband. / 146 Ireland Rd / Panmure / Auckland. / (Oil Tempera) / 30 gns [verso]

Exhibition History

Gathered Voices: Highlights from the Fletcher Trust Collection, New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 15 September to 11 December 2022 (toured)

The Cursive Line: Adele Younghusband (1878—1969) and a Circle of Friends, Whangārei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi, 15 October to 10 December 2007 (toured)

Phoenix Group Exhibition: Five Contemporary Painters, Auckland City Art Gallery (later Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki), Tāmaki Makaurau, September to October 1952


Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from Dunbar Sloane, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, 24 November 2021, lot 28

Private collection, purchased from Art+Object, Tāmaki Makaurau, 22 November 2011, lot 25


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