Plate's early work displays elements of the poetic, romantic impulses of the School of Paris, with its emphasis on expressive figuration and gentle abstraction. The frame of this work is original, and reflects the contemporary French taste for luxurious presentation of avant garde work, even on a domestic scale.
© Australian Art Department 2006.
oil on hardboard
25.4 x 30.5 cm board; 43.8 x 48.6 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, white oil "Carl PlatE 54".
Not on display
© Estate of Carl Plate
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Third Annual Australian Arts and crafts exhibition (1964), Glenbrook School of Arts, Glenbrook, 17 Apr 1964–18 Apr 1964
Project 22 - Carl Plate: 1909-1977 (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Nov 1977–18 Dec 1977
Referenced in 2 publications
Anne Watson (Curator), Project 22: Carl Plate 1909-1977, Sydney, 1977. cat.no. 8; Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Glenbrook School of Arts, Third Annual Australian Arts and crafts exhibition (1964), Blue Mountains, 1964. no catalogue number