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Title

The fountain

(1925)

Artist

Thea Proctor

Australia

02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966

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  • Details

    Date
    (1925)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured on ivory laid paper
    Dimensions
    19.4 x 19.9 cm blockmark (irreg.); 26.5 x 25.4 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Thea Proctor". Not dated
    Signed with monogram within block to print l.l. corner, "TP".

    Credit
    Purchased 1975
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    223.1975
    Copyright
    © AGNSW

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    Thea Proctor

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    Works in the collection

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    The bold, simplified lines of this work result from Proctor cutting the block in a direct way that acknowledges the demands of the technique. There is minimal or no shading of the forms, unlike 'The rose' which reflects its origin in a shaded pencil drawing. Encouraged by the example of Margaret Preston (who gave her the wood to work with) Proctor made her first woodcuts in 1925, later stating that they were made mainly for
    children's nurseries.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

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