An image of Concarneau

Margaret Olley

(Australia 24 Jun 1923 – 25 Jul 2011)

Concarneau

Location
Not on display
Further information

Since the late 19th century, many Australian artists have travelled to Europe to practice, study and view great works of art firsthand. Margaret Olley continued this tradition setting sail for London in 1949. This work emanates from Olley's time in France, when she travelled to the coast of Brittany with Moya Dyring and David Strachan. Though she is famous for her still lifes and interior scenes, Olley produced many works of harbour scenes, such as this one of boats in the fishing village of Concarneau. Olley's interest in marine subjects and in working outdoors and stemmed from her time at the Brisbane Central Technical College, where she would go down to Breakfast Creek in Newstead and draw boats and jetties. She pursued this interest after moving to Sydney in 1943 where she would paint at the water's edge at Lavender Bay.

Place of origin
Brittany, France
Year
1952
Media
Print
Medium
monotype, printed in dark green/brown ink, watercolour wash, scraping out on grey textured paper
Dimensions
40.3 x 53.1 cm cardboard
Signature & date

Signed and dated to print l.r. corner, dark green/brown ink "Olley 52".

Credit
Gift of Barbara Merrington 2012
Accession number
135.2012
Copyright
© Estate of Margaret Olley