DETAIL: Grace COSSINGTON SMITH,  'Interior in yellow', 1964, oil on composition board, National Gallery of Australia
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH | Interior with verandah doors

Australia 1892 – Australia 1984
UK, Europe 1912-14; UK, Italy 1949-51
Interior with verandah doors 1954
oil on composition board
76.2 (h) x 91.0 (w) cm
signed and dated l.l., black oil paint "G. Cossington Smith 54".
Bequest of Lucy Swanton 1982
NGA 1982.2360
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Cossington Smith’s friend Lucy Swanton, one of the directors at Macquarie Galleries, was taken with the early interiors and encouraged her to work on a larger scale. The result was her most significant interior to that point, Interior with verandah doors. Swanton recalled seeing this work exhibited and not selling: ‘I looked at this beautiful painting hanging there, still unsold. It just shone from the wall. I thought, “That’s for me” and I bought it myself’. She later gifted it to the National Gallery of Australia.

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