Untitled [Petunias] 1988

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 160 x 120

Signed and dated [verso: ‘Howard Arkley 88’]

Private collection, Melbourne

This canvas, documented as purchased from Peter Bellas in 1990, is very similar to Still Life Petunias 1987, essentially substituting a purple hue for the cornflower blue of the background wall in the 1987 canvas.

For later, smaller variants, see Still Life Petunias (1996) [W/P] (unidentified), and Still-life Petunias (for Leigh) 1997.


  • Bellas Gallery
  • Purchased from the above by the present owner, Nov.1990 (documentation sighted)