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Title

Untitled (Portrait of a seated woman)

circa 1930s


Artist

Adelaide Perry

Australia

23 Jun 1891 - 19 Nov 1973


About

Adelaide Perry had a remarkable facility for drawing. Her perceptive and angular rendering of form was acutely expressed in drawings from life, including portraiture, still life and the nude. As a teacher of art to aspiring professionals as well as children, she utilised life drawing and printmaking in instructing others, as well as in her own practice.

Perry painted many portraits during her career. (Portrait of a seated woman), a portrait of an unidentified subject, is typical of the period in its presentation of a well-dressed female subject, seated demurely in half-profile.


Details


Date

circa 1930s


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on thin smooth buff wove paper


Dimensions

41.8 x 30.2 cm image; 45.8 x 34.7 cm sight/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2018


Location

Not on display


Accession number

11.2018


Artist information

Adelaide Perry

Works in the collection

19