- Oil on canvas
- Dame Louise Henderson Collection, presented by the McKegg Family, 1999
- 848 x 1092mm
Paris-born Louise Henderson was one of the first Aotearoa New Zealand artists to address abstraction, and became interested in architectural forms during her two years living in the Middle East from 1956–58. Made after a visit to Britain, The Farmhouse in Cornwall shows her use of built structures as a starting point for generating complex and dynamic compositions. Here, an arrangement of hard-edged forms in earthy, subdued tones deftly leads the eye, never completely allowing it to rest in one place.
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )