- (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
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Project 39 - Women's Imprint (1982), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Oct 1982–31 Oct 1982
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Referenced in 4 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 53 (colour illus.). cat.no. 41
Anne Ryan, Look, 'When prints ruled', pg. 25-27, Sydney, May 2007, 27 (colour illus.).
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 28 (colour illus.). cat.no. 37
Anna Waldmann, Project 39 - Women's Imprint, Sydney, 1982. no catalogue numbers; not paginated