Important Australian Works of Art from the Estate of the late James O. Fairfax AC
30 August 2017


(1891 – 1951)

colour linocut

27.0 x 20.5 cm

edition unknown
$15,000 – 25,000

Private collection, Adelaide
Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney
The Estate of the late James O. Fairfax AC, New South Wales and Bridgestar Pty Ltd, Sydney, acquired from the above in 1999


British Linocuts, Redfern Gallery, London, 1930, cat. 78 (another example)
Paintings by Dorrit Black, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 10 September 1930, cat. 30 (another example)
British Lino-cuts, Shanghai Art Club, Shanghai, 1931, cat. 60 (another example)
Dorrit Black (retrospective), Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, 1945, cat. 60 (another example)
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Hahndorf Academy Gallery, Adelaide, 1981, cat. 17 (another example)
Claude Flight and his Followers: The Colour Linocut Movement between the Wars, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 16 December 1982 – 1 March 1983; Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 18 April – 12 July 1992; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 October – 29 November 1992; Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, 19 March – 16 May 1993 and Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland, 3 June – 18 July 1993, cat. 20 (another example)
The Dorrit Black Collection, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 17 April – 29 May 1999, cat. 7 (label attached verso)
Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 14 June – 7 September 2014 (another example)


North, I., The Art of Dorrit Black, MacMillan and Art Gallery of South Australia, 1979, cat. L10, pl. 9, pp. 39 (illus.) 41, 131
Coppel, S., Lino Cuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Scholar Press, Leicester, United Kingdom, in association with National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1995, cat. DB8, p. 154 (illus.)
Lock-Weir, T., Dorrit Black. Unseen Forces, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2014, pp. 52, 55 (illus.), 200