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Title

Woman in white

(circa 1942)


Artist

Thea Proctor

Australia

02 Oct 1879 - 29 Jul 1966


About

From her mid-career onwards Thea Proctor made numerous portrait and figure drawings of friends, lodgers and as commissions, necessary to earn her living. Drawing had always been the most regular and consistent activity of her artistic practice, influenced in part by the importance it held for her great friend and fellow artist George Lambert.

This watercolour 'Woman in white' shows the interior of the small ground floor apartment in Double Bay, where Proctor had moved from her George Street Studio, to live with her mother around 1935. The lower part of Lambert's evocative portrait of Proctor (also in the Gallery's collection) can be seen at the upper left of the painting.


Details


Date

(circa 1942)


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour, pencil on ivory laid paper


Dimensions

45.7 x 31.6 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil and watercolour "Thea Proctor". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Thea Waddell 2005


Location

Not on display


Accession number

311.2005


Artist information

Thea Proctor

Works in the collection

56


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Andrew Sayers, Sarah Engledow and Barry Humphries, The world of Thea Proctor, Canberra, 2005, 164 (colour illus.).