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Song of Spring

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Helen Cochrane and her invalid husband spent long periods in the warm climate of Italy. They owned a villa in Liguria. Much of the subject matter of her paintings is drawn from the Mediterranean countryside.

A fellow artist, Maxwell Armfield spent several months at the Cochrane’s villa, teaching Helen tempera painting. She was fascinated by the laborious medieval technique, and became a member of the Tempera Society.

Victoria Art Gallery





tempera on board


H 41.8 x W 32.8 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1945.5

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1945

Work type



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