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Title

The acrobats


Artist

Dorrit Black

Australia

23 Dec 1891 - 13 Sep 1951


Details


Date

(circa 1928-circa 1929)


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour linocut, printed from four blocks on thin cream paper


Edition

7/50


Dimensions

25.1 x 17.7 cm image; 25.8 x 23.8 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r. in image, pencil, "D B". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1967


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA74.1967


Artist information

Dorrit Black

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, 'The Grosvenor School and colour linocuts', pg. 198-205, Canberra, 2007, 205 (colour illus.). Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Helen Campbell, Colour, rhythm, design: wood & lino cuts of the 20s & 30s, 'Introduction', pg. 2, Sydney, 2010, 23 (colour illus.).

Dennis Colsey, Hand and eye - a survey of artists materials and techniques: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1970, Sydney, 1969, (illus.). cat.no. 50

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, (colour illus.); 152 (illus.). plate no. 30; cat.no. DB 2; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Deborah Edwards, Daphne Wallace, Margo Neale, Victoria Lynn and Sandra Byron, Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995. no catalogue numbers; not paginated

Renée Free, Modernism 1900-1950: prints and drawings from the collection, Sydney, 1994.

Tracey Lock-Weir, Dorrit Black: unseen forces, Adelaide, 2014, 143 (colour illus. detail), 150-51 (colour illus.), 152, 200 (cat. entry). NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression.

Steven Miller, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Sex, drugs and modern art: the Sydney galleries', pg. 174-183, Sydney, 2013, 178 (colour illus.), 310, 320.

Susan Sheridan, Along the Faultlines, Sydney, 1995, back cover (illus.).

Susannah Smith, Look, 'Women's work: their diverse and significant contribution to the modernist art scene', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Aug 2013, 14.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 11 Sep 1930, 7.