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Title

Cabbage patch


Artist

Alan Sumner

Australia

10 Nov 1911 - 20 Oct 1994


About

"South Morang. This was an area I was taken to as a child for a picnic. All the shapes and forms unfolded themselves and a man was actually working in his cabbage patch. I tried new colour harmonies and greater abstraction overall. Of the collection this print probably gave me the greatest pleasure to produce. It certainly was the most difficult to do".

Alan Sumner quoted in Roger Butler, 'Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné', Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne, 1993


Details


Place where the work was made

Collingwood Melbourne Victoria Australia


Date

1947


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint, printed in colour from 13 stencils


Edition

32/40


Dimensions

37.0 x 43.4 cm image; 40.5 x 46.1 cm sight


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pen and black ink "Alan Sumner". Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Ian Whalland 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

124.1997


Artist information

Alan Sumner

Works in the collection

7


Place

Where the work was made
Collingwood

Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, Alan Sumner screenprints: A catalogue Raisonné, Hawthorn East, 1993, 68. 69 (colour illus.). cat.no. 33

Roger Arthur Butler, Australian prints in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1985, 42 (illus.).

David Ellis., Art Network, 'The screenprints of Alan Sumner', Sydney, Summer 1984, 13 (illus.).

Felicity St John Moore, Classical modernism: the George Bell circle, Melbourne, 1992, 61 (illus.).

World Print Council, Print news (vol. 8, no. 3), San Francisco, Summer 1986, 7 (illus.).