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An image of The plough by Ethel Spowers

Ethel Spowers

(Australia 1890 – 1947)

Title
The plough
Year
1929
Media category
Print
Materials used
wood engraving, printed in black ink on thin ivory laid tissue paper
Edition
'sample' print from edition of 20
Dimensions

10.1 x 15.7 cm blockmark; 18.7 x 26.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "E.L. Spowers. 29".
Credit
Purchased 1976
Accession number
143.1976
Location
Not on display
Further information

Spowers produced two colour linocuts based on this composition 'The plough' 1928 (Stephen Coppel, 'Linocuts of the machine age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School', Aldershot: Scolar Press and NGA, 1995, ES13) and 'Birds following plough' 1933 (Coppel, ES20). This print was first exhibited in Melbourne in 1933 when it was included in Spowers' solo exhibition at Everyman's Lending Library.

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

Bibliography (6)

Renée Free, Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1994.

Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, 'Coming home: the influences on Australian modernism', pg. 44-61, Adelaide, 2000, 46 (colour illus.), 124. Collection of Art Gallery of South Australia

Grahame Kime., Heaven on earth: Visions of arcadia, 'Visions of Arcadia', Gymea, 2005. List of works; not paginated

Hendrik Kolenberg, Animals on paper - from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Sydney, 1992. cat.no. 78

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 65 (colour illus.). cat.no. 54

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 81 (colour illus.). cat.no. 122

Exhibition history (6)

Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours:

Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Jul 1994–25 Sep 1994

Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995

Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999

Heaven on Earth: Visions of Arcadia, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 01 Oct 2005–27 Nov 2005

BloodLines: art and the horse, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, 02 Aug 2007–14 Oct 2007