This is based on a very large tree in a park in Balgowlah. It is the same tree that I painted in "Winter" in 2016. This tree lost its leaves that one winter and then recovered. "Recovered" because it was alarming, although a good arborist told me that some kinds of fig trees can "occasionally go deciduous." It came back in full leaf and made it through the winter of 2017 fully green, and has apparently been in excellent health ever since.