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An image of Silver-eye and vine by Carl Plate

Carl Plate

(Australia 19 Dec 1909 – 15 May 1977)

Silver-eye and vine
Media category
Materials used
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".
Purchased 1954
Accession number
© Estate of Carl Plate
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

Glenbrook School of Arts, Third Annual Australian Arts and crafts exhibition (1964), Blue Mountains, 1964. no catalogue number

Anne Watson (Curator), Project 22: Carl Plate 1909-1977, Sydney, 1977. 8; Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Exhibition history (2)

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

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