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Collection

Alan Sumner

(Australia 10 Nov 1911 – 20 Oct 1994)

Title
Cabbage patch
Place of origin
CollingwoodMelbourneVictoriaAustralia
Year
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
Accession number
124.1997
Location
Not on display
Further information

"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

Bibliography (5)

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

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

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.).