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Title

Women with fans

(1930)


Artist

Thea Proctor

Australia

02 Oct 1879 - 29 Jul 1966


About

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


From the Gallery Shop

Women with Fans Thea Proctor Print

37.0cm wide x 37.0cm high

$20.00


Details


Date

(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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

207.1975


Artist information

Thea Proctor

Works in the collection

56


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 14 publications

Bibliography


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, Sydney, 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