The vegetable shop
Herbert Badham, studied at the Sydney Art School (1921-26) and
later taught at East Sydney Technical School (1938-1961). He
wrote an important historical survey of Australian art which was
published in 1949.
In his own work Badham tended to concentrate on domestic or
mundane subjects which he recorded with meticulous detail but which
also tend to be imbued with a sense of the uncanny. This busy
scene with some of its perspective distorted by mirrors and windows
is no exception, as we loose our ability to distinguish between
what is real and what is reflection.