An image of The Bridge, October 1929

Adelaide Perry

(Australia 23 Jun 1891 – 19 Nov 1973)

The Bridge, October 1929

Other titles:
Sydney Harbour
Location
Not on display
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.

Year
(1930)
Media
Print
Medium
linocut, printed in black ink on thin ivory laid paper
Dimensions
32.8 x 44.4 cm blockmark; 36.5 x 51.3 cm sheet (irreg)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of George Soutter and John Yu 2008
Accession number
55.2008
Copyright
© Adelaide Perry Estate