An image of Watersprites

Dorrit Black

(Australia 23 Dec 1891 – 13 Sep 1951)

Watersprites

Location
Not on display
Further information

Black's linocuts reveal a great diversity of approaches and reflect her interest in experimenting with technique. This evocation of mythical water creatures contrasts with her other works shown here, in drawing upon the imagination for its subject and in reducing the forms to near-abstract, rhythmic patterns.

Year
(1930-1931)
Media
Print
Medium
linocut, printed in colour from three blocks on thin ivory laid tissue
Dimensions
18.6 x 28.0 cm blockmark (irreg.); 23.4 x 32.7 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Signed l.r. corner beneath blockmark, pencil "... Dorrit Black". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1976
Accession number
220.1976