REFLECTIONS OF A CHINA FAWN, 1932

IMPORTANT AUSTRALIAN + INTERNATIONAL FINE ART
Sydney
20 September 2017
38

ETHEL SPOWERS

(1890 – 1947)
REFLECTIONS OF A CHINA FAWN, 1932

colour linocut on buff oriental tissue

26.0 x 20.5 cm

edition: 2/30

signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title below image

Estimate: 
$6,000 – 8,000
Provenance

Wingrove Fine Prints, Washington, DC, USA
Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington, DC, USA, acquired from the above in 1986
Freeman's, Philadelphia, USA, 6 April 2017, lot 52
Private collection, Sydney

Exhibited

Exhibition of Progressive Art, Modern Art Centre, Sydney, March 1932, cat. 40 (another example)
Exhibition of Linocuts, Everyman's Lending Library, Melbourne, 5 – 16 April 1932, cat. 18 (another example)
Gladys Owen and Ethel Spowers, Grosvenor Galleries, Sydney, 6 – 31 December 1932, cat. 9 (another example)

Literature

Coppel, S., Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Scolar Press, Aldershot, United Kingdom, in association with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1995, cat.ES20, pp. 173, 174 (illus., another example)