Nicky McWilliam is the daughter of the late Eva Breuer, and director of the Woollahra gallery.
"Angel and the tree was one of the works in my mother, Eva Breuer’s private collection. Eva Breuer was an art dealer in Sydney and she specialised in artworks by significant Australian artists. Her gallery Eva Breuer Art Dealer was located on Moncur Street Woollahra, Sydney, Australia. Angel and the tree remains in the collection of Eva Breuer’s family.
Eva Breuer (d:2010) had a close relationship with Sid and Mary Nolan and with the extended Nolan family and the gallery maintained contact with Mary until she died. They shared a personal friendship as well as a close, strong and successful professional relationship. Eva curated and held many Nolan exhibitions at her gallery sold many Nolan works. Eva produced multiple colour catalogues of all the Nolan exhibitions she curated and held at her gallery. The Art Gallery of NSW holds the archives of the Eva Breuer Art Dealer gallery including all the important Sidney Nolan material generated by her at the gallery."