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Title

Study for 'The Bridge, October 1929'

1929


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.

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.


Details


Date

1929


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil on thin smooth buff wove paper


Dimensions

28.2 x 38.3 cm 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

12.2018


Artist information

Adelaide Perry

Works in the collection

21