An image of The fountain

Thea Proctor

(Australia 02 Oct 1879 – 29 Jul 1966)

The fountain

Location
Not on display
Further information

The bold, simplified lines of this work result from Proctor cutting the block in a direct way that acknowledges the demands of the technique. There is minimal or no shading of the forms, unlike 'The rose' which reflects its origin in a shaded pencil drawing. Encouraged by the example of Margaret Preston (who gave her the wood to work with) Proctor made her first woodcuts in 1925, later stating that they were made mainly for
children's nurseries.

Year
(1925)
Media
Print
Medium
woodcut, printed in black ink, hand-coloured on ivory laid paper
Dimensions
19.4 x 19.9 cm blockmark (irreg.); 26.5 x 25.4 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Thea Proctor". Not dated
Signed with monogram within block to print l.l. corner, "TP".

Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
223.1975
Copyright
© AGNSW