THE BAMBOO BLIND, 1926

Important Australian Fine Art + International Art
Melbourne
27 November 2019
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ETHEL SPOWERS

(1890 – 1947)
THE BAMBOO BLIND, 1926

colour linocut

15.5 x 15.0 cm

edition of 50

signed with monogram in image upper right: ELS
signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title below image

Estimate: 
$8,000 – 12,000
Sold for $13,420 (inc. BP) in Auction 59 - 27 November 2019, Melbourne
Provenance

Private collection, Sydney
Deutscher and Hackett, Melbourne, 30 April 2014, lot 68
Private collection, Sydney

Exhibited

Exhibition of Watercolours and Woodcuts by Ethel Spowers, Grosvenor Gallery, Sydney, 1 June 1926 (another example)
Exhibition of Wood-Cuts and Water-Colours by Ethel Spowers, New Gallery, Melbourne, 2 – 13 August 1927, cat. 35 (another example)

Literature

‘Miss Spowers's Pictures’, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 1 June 1926, p. 10
Coppel, S., Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Scolar Press, Aldershot, in assoc. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1995, cat. ES4, pp. 168 – 169 (illus., another example)