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The boat pool, Newcastle

(circa 1929)


May Marsden


1876 – 1968

  • Details

    (circa 1929)
    Media category
    Materials used
    etching, printed in brown ink with plate tone on cream mulberry paper
    edition number unknown
    17.3 x 22.4 cm platemark; 19.0 x 26.3 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "M Marsden". Not dated.

    Gift of Portia M Bennett 1980
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Orphan work

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    May Marsden

    Works in the collection


  • About

    May Marsden was born at Church-Stoke, Montgomeryshire, Wales and studied under Fred Simmonds at Wirksworth, Derbyshire and the Derby Central School of Art. She was awarded a teacher's certificate at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London in 1897. She arrived in Australia in 1913 with her parents and settled in Sydney. She taught at a number of schools and was appointed a lecturer in art at Sydney Teachers College in 1915, where she remained until 1941; her students included James Gleeson, Rah Fizelle and Bernard Smith who remembers her keen interest in the modern movement. She exhibited with the Australian Watercolour Institute in Sydney.

    A second etching 'Pyrmont Bridge' and a watercolour 'Magnolias' is in the Gallery's collection. 'The boat pool, Newcastle' was exhibited in 1929 with the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, Sydney.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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