Germany 1877 – Australia 1968
Australia from 1884; Europe, England 1899-1903
watercolour on paper
39.3 (h) x 49.2 (w) cm
Among Heysen’s intimate and domestic images is the delightful watercolour of two cats in a tree, Spring 1925. It is a simple snatch of life—with the cats stretching, crouching and basking in the sun, while waiting for their prey. It was painted for the amusement of the artist’s children.
 Ian North, Hans Heysen Centenary retrospective, 1877–1977, Adelaide: Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1977, p 56