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Title

Work for the new bridge

1937


Artist

Ailsa Lee Brown

Australia

1898 - 09 Feb 1943


About

Ailsa Allen was born Ailsa Craig in Sydney. She studied under Thea Proctor and Adelaide Perry at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School from 1927 to 1932, contributed to the student's magazine Undergrowth and exhibited with the Society of Artists in the late 1920s and 1930s. Some of her linocuts were reproduced in Art in Australia in 1927-28 while she was a student of design with Thea Proctor at Julian Ashton's Sydney Art School; she began making wood engravings around 1935. She married twice, changing her name on both occasions (first Ailsa Lee Brown, then Ailsa Allan), which she used to sign her work. She returned to Sydney in 1936 after living two years in Brisbane, where she began making wood engravings.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints in the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998


Details


Date

1937


Media category

Print


Materials used

wood engraving, printed in black ink on cream mulberry paper


Edition

3/50


Dimensions

21.9 x 15.5 cm blockmark; 27.8 x 20.8 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Ailsa Allan '37".


Credit

Purchased 1976


Location

Not on display


Accession number

136.1976


Artist information

Ailsa Lee Brown

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 73 (illus.). cat.no. 62

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 84 (illus.). cat.no. 127

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 31