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.
linocut, printed in colour from six blocks on thin ivory laid tissue
unknown impression from edition of 50
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.
Gift of Mr J.F.B. Black 1968
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian Collection Focus: Colour, Rhythm, Design - wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Mar 2010–11 Jul 2010
Referenced in 5 publications
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.