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The swing

(circa 1925)


Thea Proctor


02 Oct 1879 - 29 Jul 1966



(circa 1925)

Media category


Materials used

woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured on cream rice paper


no 11


25.0 x 24.8 cm

Signature & date

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


Purchased 1974


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Thea Proctor

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history

Referenced in 11 publications


Roger Arthur Butler, Printed images by Australian artists 1885-1955, Canberra, 2007, 131, 166 (colour illus.). Collection of National Gallery of Australia

Roger Arthur Butler, The prints of Margaret Preston: a catalogue raisonné, Canberra, 2005, 17.

Deutscher-Menzies, Sydney and Lawson-Menzies, Deutscher-Menzies & Lawson-Menzies, Sydney: Major fine art auction - 25 March 2009, Sydney, 2009, 20 (colour illus.). lot no. 4; edition number 43; titled, signed and numbered below image; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Nicholas Draffin, Australian woodcuts and linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s, South Melbourne, 1976, 12, 38 (colour illus.).

Janda Gooding, Thea Proctor, Perth, 1982, 2, 9, 12 (colour illus.). NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Josef Lebovic, Masterpieces of Australian printmaking, Sydney, 1987, 102, 103. NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Jan Minchin, The prints: Thea Proctor, 'Thea Proctor: a biography', pg. 6-13, Sydney, 1980, 18 (illus.), 54, 55 (colour illus.). 16; Illustration on page 18 is sketch for this print; NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Pamela Gerrish Nunn, Women artists and the decorative arts 1880-1935: the gender of ornament, 'Owning femininity: Thea Proctor and the Australian Avant-garde', pg. 73-95, Aldershot, 2002, 79, 80.

Andrew Sayers, The world of Thea Proctor, 'Thea Proctor: artist and tastemaker', pg. 4-15, Canberra, 2005, 11.

Helen Topliss, Modernism and Feminism Australian Women Artists 1900-1940, Sydney, 1996, 154, 155. NOTE: this is not the AGNSW impression

Anna Waldmann, Project 39 - Women's Imprint, Sydney, 1982. no catalogue numbers; not paginated