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Title

Concarneau

1952


Artist

Margaret Olley

Australia

24 Jun 1923 - 25 Jul 2011


About

Since the late 19th century, many Australian artists have travelled to Europe to practice, study and view great works of art firsthand. Margaret Olley continued this tradition setting sail for London in 1949. This work emanates from Olley's time in France, when she travelled to the coast of Brittany with Moya Dyring and David Strachan. Though she is famous for her still lifes and interior scenes, Olley produced many works of harbour scenes, such as this one of boats in the fishing village of Concarneau. Olley's interest in marine subjects and in working outdoors and stemmed from her time at the Brisbane Central Technical College, where she would go down to Breakfast Creek in Newstead and draw boats and jetties. She pursued this interest after moving to Sydney in 1943 where she would paint at the water's edge at Lavender Bay.


Details


Place where the work was made

Brittany France


Date

1952


Media category

Print


Materials used

monotype, printed in dark green/brown ink, watercolour wash, scraping out on grey textured paper


Dimensions

40.3 x 53.1 cm cardboard


Signature & date

Signed and dated to print l.r. corner, dark green/brown ink "Olley 52".


Credit

Gift of Barbara Merrington 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

135.2012


Artist information

Margaret Olley

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Travels with my art: Moya Dyring and Margaret Olley, Murwillumbah, 2015, n.pag.. cat.no. 37