Study for 'The Bridge, October 1929'
23 Jun 1891 - 19 Nov 1973
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.
Study for 'The Bridge, October 1929' is a study for her most important linocut, (‘The Bridge, October 1929’ AGNSW, Gift of George Soutter and John Yu 2008), with compositional similarities such as the bridge in construction, watercraft in the mid-ground and the dynamically styled trees in the foreground.
pencil on thin smooth buff wove paper
28.2 x 38.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2018
© Adelaide Perry Estate