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Title

Ploughed fields at Mirboo North near Thorpedale, Victoria


Artist

Shay Docking

Australia

29 Nov 1928 - 19 Nov 1998


About

This is a major early watercolour which reveals something of Shay Docking's development as an artist - the influence of 20th century English Romanticism with Surrealist overtones e.g. in the work of Paul and John Nash, John Piper and Eric Ravilious. It also reveals her love of the Victorian landscape of her youth. Shay Docking's husband, Gil Docking, remembers his wife making this watercolour when she accompanied him on one of his extended stints to country centres in Victoria as an Education Officer managing the Travelling Exhibition Programme for the National Gallery of Victoria.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Victoria Australia


Date

1955


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour, gouache


Dimensions

35.7 x 48.3 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., pen and black ink "Shay Docking". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Lauris Elms AM OBE 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

527.2000


Artist information

Shay Docking

Works in the collection

20


Place

Where the work was made
Victoria

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Rhonda Davis and Leonard Janiszewski (Curators), Songs of earth and sea: Shay Docking 1955-1996, Sydney, 2011, 75.