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An image of Women with fans by Thea Proctor

Thea Proctor

(Australia 02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966)

Title
Women with fans
Year
(1930)
Media category
Print
Materials used
woodcut, printed in black ink on thin ivory wove tissue
Dimensions

21.9 x 22.1 cm blockmark; 27.3 x 24.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed with monogram within block to print l.l., "TP". Not dated. Signed l.r. corner, pencil "Thea Proctor".
Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
207.1975
Copyright
© AGNSW
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is thought to be a double portrait of printmakers Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme against a background of Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.

Bibliography (14)

Janine Burke, Australian women artists 1840-1940, Collingwood, 1980, 133 (illus.), 177. plate no. 59; Collection of National Gallery of Victoria

Roger Butler, Sydney by design: wood and linoblock prints by Sydney women artists between the wars, 'Sydney by Design: Wood and linoblock prints by Sydney women artists between the wars', pg. 3-11, Canberra, 1995, 15 (illus.), 48. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, 'Exemplars: Margaret Preston and Thea Proctor', pg. 164-173, Canberra, 2007, 168 (colour illus.), 169. Collection of National Gallery of Australia

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 4 (colour illus.).

Joan Chambers and Sophia Watson, Art in the sun, 'Thea Proctor 1879-1966', pg. 20, Brookvale, 2000, 20 (illus.).

Sarah Engledow', The world of Thea Proctor, 'The world of Thea Proctor', pg. 16-84, Canberra, 2005, 7, 44, 126 (colour illus.). NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Janda Gooding, Thea Proctor, 'Introduction', pg. 2-6, Perth, 1982, 17 (colour illus.). cat.no. 10; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Josef Lebovic, Masterpieces of Australian printmaking, Paddington, 1987, 106, 107 (colour illus.). cat.no. 144; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Jan Minchin, The prints: Thea Proctor, 'Thea Proctor: a biography', pg. 6-13, Sydney, 1980, 68, 69 (illus.). cat.no. 23; titled 'Woman with Fans'; dated circa 1930; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Women artists and the decorative arts 1880-1935: the gender of ornament, 'Owning femininity: Thea Proctor and the Australian Avant-garde', pg. 73-95, Aldershot, 2002, 78.

Helen Topliss, Modernism and Feminism Australian Women Artists 1900-1940, Sydney, 1996, 153, 159-160, 163 (illus.). illustration 97

Sydney Ure Smith and Leon Gellert (Editors), Art in Australia [series 3, no. 43], Sydney, Apr 1932, 9 (illus.).

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 79

Anna Waldmann, Project 39 - Women's Imprint, Sydney, 1982. no catalogue numbers; not paginated

Exhibition history (5)

Art Deco and works from the period (1980), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 16 Jun 1980–14 Jul 1980

Project 39 - Women's Imprint (1982), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Oct 1982–31 Oct 1982

Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990

Art Deco: from Sydney cinemas and pubs to skyscrapers, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 12 Jun 1999–05 Sep 1999

Australian Collection Focus: Colour, Rhythm, Design - wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Mar 2010–11 Jul 2010