This monotype is from the latter of Bunny's two serious forays into making colour monotypes, this in the early 1920s. Characteristically high-keyed in colour and fluid in design, Bunny's late monotypes tended towards a flat picture plane emphasising lyrical movement, evoking of the themes of music and dance. One hundred monotypes were commissioned by the Galeries Georges Petit in Paris, where they were exhibited in 1921 and 1924.
colour monotype, printed on ivory wove paper
34.2 x 24.4 cm impression; 39.4 x 29.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed to print l.l. with monogram, “RWB”. Not dated.
Gift of the Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 2012
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Fine Australian and international paintings (2001), Sotheby's Gallery Melbourne, Armadale, 07 May 2001 -
Referenced in 1 publication
Sotheby's Australia (Compilator), Sotheby's Australia - Fine Australian and International Paintings, Drawings, Woollahra, May 2001, 108 (colour illus.). titled 'Dancers'; lot no. 120; estimated price $7,000-10,000