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An image of The picnic by Thea Proctor

Thea Proctor

(Australia 02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966)

The picnic
(circa 1925)
Media category
Materials used
pencil, watercolour, gouache on buff paper

40.6 x 56.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., pencil "Thea Proctor". Not dated.
Gift of Miss Emmie Russell 1985
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (11)

Nicolas Draffin, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Prints & Drawings', pg. 109-124, Sydney, 1988, 112 (colour illus.).

Sarah Engledow', The world of Thea Proctor, 'The world of Thea Proctor', pg. 16-84, Canberra, 2005, 43, 44, 113 (colour illus.), 176.

Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, 'Modern Australian women', pg. 15-27, Adelaide, 2000, 20 (colour illus.), 21, 125.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 44 (colour illus.). 32

Hendrik Kolenberg, Everyday life: prints drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European art, Sydney, 1994. 70

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, 79, 82, 83.

South Australian Society of Artists, Watercolours and Drawings by Thea Proctor, Adelaide, 1925. 22. Priced at 30 guineas.

Martin Terry, Arts National, 'The Australian landscape tradition in watercolour', pg. 22-27, Hamilton, Nov 1985-Dec 1985, 23, 24 (colour illus.).

Helen Topliss, Modernism and Feminism Australian Women Artists 1900-1940, Sydney, 1996, 158 (illus.). Illustration 93.

Trixie Whitmore, Toxic/Chemical Free Pregnancy & Child Rearing, Sydney, 1991, cover (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney morning herald, Sydney, 29 May 1935.

Exhibition history (6)

Watercolours and drawings by Thea Proctor (1925), Exhibition Venue Unknown, 1925–1925

Thea Proctor (1935), Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1935–1935

Everyday Life, prints, drawings and watercolours from the collections of Australian and European Art:

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

Modern Australian women: paintings and prints, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 24 Nov 2000–21 Feb 2001

The world of Thea Proctor (2005), National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 08 Apr 2005–31 Jul 2005