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Peggy Crombie

(Australia 1901 – 1984)

The clothes line
Other titles:
Washing St James roof
Media category
Materials used
colour linocut on ivory wove paper

23.1 x 14.5 cm blockmark; 24.7 x 16.3 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed l.l., pencil "P CROMBIE". Not dated.
Purchased 1983
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Peggie Crombie was born in Melbourne and studied art at school under Norah Gurdon; she later studied at Stott's Commercial Art Training Institute 1921, the National Gallery School, Melbourne 1922-28 under Bernard Hall and William McInnes and took classes with George Bell in the 1940s. She exhibited with the Victorian Artists' Society from 1927-59. In 1930 she exhibited with a group called 'The Embryos'; it included Constance Stokes, Herbert McClintock, William Constable and Eric Thake. She exhibited with Anne Montgomery, Sybil Craig and Jessie Mackintosh at the New Melbourne Art Club in the 1930s and held a joint exhibition of paintings and linocuts with Helen Ogilvie and Helen Boyd at Collins House, Melbourne in October 1932. Her linocuts were produced mainly in the early 1930s. She exhibited with the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors 1948-76 and was a member until 1983.

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

Bibliography (3)

Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, Canberra, 2007, 192 (colour illus.). dated 1925; Collection of National Gallery of Australia

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 66 (colour illus.). 66

Maria (Connie) Tornatore-Loong, Japan in Sydney: Professor Sadler & modernism, 1920-30s, 'The remarkable Professor Sadler: Japan, Sydney and Australian modernism', pg.7-49, Sydney, 2011, 32, 39 (colour illus.), 136. 21; Collection National Gallery of Australia; titled 'Washing St James roof'

Exhibition history (1)

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