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Title

The Bridge, October 1929

(1930)


Artist

Adelaide Perry

Australia

23 Jun 1891 - 19 Nov 1973


About

This image of the emerging structure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest of the artist's known linocuts. Perry combines rhythmic form and contrast between light and dark to great dramatic effect, exploiting the innate potential of a purely black and white image. It is one of a relatively small number of urban subjects created by Australian artists using the technique of linocutting.


From the Gallery Shop

Bridge October Adelaide Perry Print

43.0cm wide x 32.0cm high

$20.00


Details


Other Title

Sydney Harbour


Date

(1930)


Media category

Print


Materials used

linocut, printed in black ink on thin ivory laid paper


Edition

from unknown edition


Dimensions

32.8 x 44.4 cm blockmark; 36.5 x 51.3 cm sheet (irreg)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of George Soutter and John Yu 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

55.2008


Artist information

Adelaide Perry

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, 'The linocut and Sydney women artists', pg. 174-183, Canberra, 2007, 174 (colour illus.), 175. Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Roger Arthur Butler, Sydney by design: wood and linoblock prints by Sydney women artists between the wars, Canberra, 1995, 22 (illus), 48. titled 'The Bridge, October 1929'; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Roger Arthur Butler and Chris Deutscher, A survey of Australian relief prints 1900/1950, Armadale, 1978, (illus.). cat.no. 56; titled as 'Sydney Harbour'; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 8 (colour illus.).

Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, 'Coming home: the influences on Australian modernism', pg. 44-61, Adelaide, 2000, 47 (colour illus.), 67, 124. Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia

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, 26, 29 (colour illus.), 137. cat.no. 31