Ethel Spowers (1890-1947) The Bee, 1924 11.2 x 13.8cm (4 3/8 x 5 1/8in) (Block)

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Lot 5
Ethel Spowers
(1890-1947)
The Bee, 1924 11.2 x 13.8cm (4 3/8 x 5 1/8in) (Block)

Sold for AU$ 9,760 (US$ 6,627) inc. premium
Ethel Spowers (1890-1947)
The Bee, 1924
signed, titled, dated and numbered 20 in pencil
linocut printed in pale pink, mauve, blue-green, emerald green, grey and black, on thin cream oriental laid paper
11.2 x 13.8cm (4 3/8 x 5 1/8in) (Block)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    The estate of the artist, Melbourne
    thence by descent
    Private collection, Alice Springs

    EXHIBITED
    The Story of Australian Printmaking, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 30 March - 3 June 2007 (another example)
    In the Japanese Manner: Australian prints 1900 - 1940, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 20 May – Sunday 14 August 2011 (another example)

    LITERATURE
    Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Aldershot: Scholar Press and National Gallery of Australia, 1995, ES 1, p. 168 (illus. another example)

    RELATED WORK
    Another example from this edition is held in collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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