An image of Untitled (Portrait of a seated woman)

Adelaide Perry

(Australia 23 Jun 1891 – 19 Nov 1973)

Untitled (Portrait of a seated woman)

Location
Not on display
Further information

Adelaide Perry had a remarkable facility for drawing. Her perceptive and angular rendering of form was acutely expressed in drawings from life, including portraiture, still life and the nude. As a teacher of art to aspiring professionals as well as children, she utilised life drawing and printmaking in instructing others, as well as in her own practice.

Perry painted many portraits during her career. (Portrait of a seated woman), a portrait of an unidentified subject, is typical of the period in its presentation of a well-dressed female subject, seated demurely in half-profile.

Year
circa 1930s
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil on thin smooth buff wove paper
Dimensions
41.8 x 30.2 cm image; 45.8 x 34.7 cm sight/sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2018
Accession number
11.2018
Copyright
© Adelaide Perry Estate