The vegetable shop, Herbert Badham
  • Artist
    Herbert Badham
  • Born
    1899
  • Died
    1961
  • Title
    The vegetable shop
  • Date of Production
    1950
  • Medium
    oil on board
  • Dimensions
    56 x 46.1 cm
  • Credit Details
    Purchased with funds from the Gallery Women’s Association, 1979. © Estate of the artist

Herbert Badham

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.