(Australia 23 Jun 1891 – 19 Nov 1973)
The Bridge, October 1929
- Other titles:
- Sydney Harbour
- 20th & 21st c Australian art
- Further information
This image of the emerging structure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the largest of the artist's known linocuts. Perry combines rhythmic form and contrast between light and dark to great dramatic effect, exploiting the innate potential of a purely black and white image. It is one of a relatively small number of urban subjects created by Australian artists using the technique of linocutting.
- linocut, printed in black ink on thin ivory laid paper
- 32.8 x 44.4 cm blockmark; 36.5 x 51.3 cm sheet (irreg)
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of George Soutter and John Yu 2008
- Accession number
- © Adelaide Perry Estate