Tudor House 1987

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 160 x 122

Signed, dated & titled on verso

Private collection, Melbourne

Both this canvas and the closely related variant English Style (1987) were developed from the imagery first explored in 1986 in Arkley’s two Tudor Village paintings. The composition of both 1987 canvases closely echoes a photocopied source image preserved in Arkley’s archive (reproduced in Duncan 1991, p.25).

The present canvas was purchased directly from Tolarno Galleries in March 1987, together with Modern Agriculture 1987, and both paintings were later included in the 1991 Arkley survey exhibition at Monash University.

[NB new entry, Oct.2023, with thanks to Chris Deutscher and Sarah Ritson for clarifying provenance details]


  • Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
  • Collection of J.and H.Ritson, Melbourne, acquired from the above, March 1987
  • Deutscher-Menzies, private sale, May 1999
  • Private collection, Melbourne


  • HA Monash 1991, cat.68 (details as above)
  • HA Metro 5, 2/02, cat.9 (ill.)