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The Swimming Enclosure 1941

By Herbert Badham

Herbert Badham studied at the Sydney Art School during the 1920s and 30s, under Julian Ashton and George Lambert. Badham sketched this scene and then completed the painting in his studio at East Sydney Technical School where he also taught.

This view of a harbourside beach with netted swimming enclosure is possibly Parsley Bay in Vaucluse, near where Badham and his wife Enid lived following their marriage. With the sunlight reflecting off the water, Badham has captured a familiar summer reality for many Sydneysiders. Enid is shown in the foreground to the left, wearing red swimmers and a large sunhat.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on board
Call Number:
ML 573
Published date:
1941
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Sponsorship:

Sponsored by Susan Sawyer

Copyright Information:

Copyright status: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years

Copyright holder: Chebi Badham

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Please acknowledge: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Chebi Badham

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1941
Finished Wednesday, 31 December 1941
Started Wednesday, 1 January 1941
Finished Wednesday, 31 December 1941