An image of The rose

Thea Proctor

(Australia 02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966)

The rose

Location
Not on display
Further information

Proctor's image of fashionable, independent women and their shared pleasure in the fragrance and beauty of flowers, epitomises the artist's championing of the feminine. Its modern approach through a simplified, close-up view, in bright, unmodulated colour also reflects the artist's enthusiasm for Japanese prints. Based on a coloured pencil drawing, originally created as a cover for 'The Home' magazine, the artist's cousin Hera Roberts is seen on the right.

Year
(circa 1928)
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured on thin ivory laid tissue
Dimensions
22.1 x 20.8 cm blockmark (irreg.); 41.1 x 26.6 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Thea Proctor". Signed within block to print u.r. corner, incised "TP [monogram]".
Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
222.1975
Copyright
© AGNSW