Leo Bensemann

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1912, d.1986

Island

  • Lawrence Baigent / Robert Erwin bequest, 2003
  • Oil on board
  • 265 x 600mm
  • 2003/66
  • 1977

Note written by Lawrence Baigent on reverse:

The island is totally imagined. Lawrence gave me this because we both admired it. Leo said that it was inspired by a stain at the end of his bath!!

See also 'Leo Bensemann landscapes and studies' by Caroline Otto (Nikau Press, 2004), p.79.