THE QUARTETTE, c.1935

Important Australian Fine Art + International Art
Melbourne
27 November 2019
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DORRIT BLACK

(1891 – 1951)
THE QUARTETTE, c.1935

colour linocut

15.0 x 24.0 cm

edition: 4/50

signed, numbered, and inscribed with title below image

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Sold for $58,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 59 - 27 November 2019, Melbourne
Provenance

Estate of Edith Lawrence, London
Thence by descent
Private collection, United Kingdom
Tennants Auctioneers, United Kingdom
Private collection, Sydney

Exhibited

Lino-Cuts 1936 (Seventh Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts), Ward Gallery, London, 10 June – 8 July 1936, cat. 19 (another example)
Dorrit Black, Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, 7 – 23 July 1938, cat. 40 (another example)
Contemporary Art Society, 1952, cat. 23
Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 13 June – 7 September 2014 (another example, as ‘The String Quartette’)

Literature

North, I., The Art of Dorrit Black, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 1979, cat. L30, pl. 19, pp. 73 (illus., another example, as ‘The String Quartette, 1936’), 132
Coppel, S., Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Scolar Press, Aldershot, England, in association with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1995, cat. DB30, p. 160 (illus., another example, dated as 1936)
Lock-Weir, T., Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2014, pp. 102 (illus.) 204 (illus., another example)