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Title

Black boys


Artist

Dorrit Black

Australia

23 Dec 1891 - 13 Sep 1951


About

The subject derives from a stay on the farm 'Woodenup' (owned by one of the artist's uncles) in the Kojunup region of Western Australia.


Details


Other Title

Blackboys


Date

(post 1938)


Media category

Print


Materials used

linocut, printed in colour from six blocks on thin ivory laid tissue


Edition

unknown impression from edition of 50


Dimensions

26.3 x 22.9 cm image; 30.3 x 27.7 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed within block to print l.r. corner, blue ink "DB [monogram]". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr J.F.B. Black 1968


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA30.1968


Artist information

Dorrit Black

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 21 (colour illus.).

Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the machine age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor school, 'The Australians: Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme', pg. 65-68, England, 1995, 162, 163 (illus.). cat.no. DB 41; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Josef Lebovic, Masterpieces of Australian printmaking, Sydney, 1987, 12, 13 (colour illus.). cat.no. 8; titled 'Blackboys'; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Tracey Lock-Weir., Dorrit Black: unseen forces, 'The modern medium: colour linocuts', Adelaide, 2014, 92, 160, 163 (colour illus.), 197, 205 (cat. entry). NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Ian North, The art of Dorrit Black, North Melbourne, 1979.