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Title

Ploughed fields at Mirboo North near Thorpedale, Victoria

1955

Artist

Shay Docking

Australia

29 Nov 1928 – 19 Nov 1998

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Victoria Australia
    Date
    1955
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    pencil, watercolour, gouache
    Dimensions
    35.7 x 48.3 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., pen and black ink "Shay Docking". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Lauris Elms AM OBE 2000
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    527.2000
    Copyright
    © Shay Docking Estate

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  • About

    This is a major early watercolour which reveals something of Shay Docking's development as an artist - the influence of 20th century English Romanticism with Surrealist overtones e.g. in the work of Paul and John Nash, John Piper and Eric Ravilious. It also reveals her love of the Victorian landscape of her youth. Shay Docking's husband, Gil Docking, remembers his wife making this watercolour when she accompanied him on one of his extended stints to country centres in Victoria as an Education Officer managing the Travelling Exhibition Programme for the National Gallery of Victoria.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Victoria

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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