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Frances DERHAM

Malvern, Victoria, Australia 1894 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1987

  • Aotearoa New Zealand, Ireland c.1903-06

The blue bird: embroidery designs 1916 Description: Three embroidery designs for child's dress
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, pen and ink, brush and ink and watercolour Support: papere

Primary Insc: Signed lower right in black pencil, 'Frankie Anderson'. Dated lower right, coloured black pencil, '1916'. Inscribed lower left in black pencil, 'Embroidery design / for child's dress / 'The blue bird' '.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed centre left in black pencil, 'Yoke design (front)'. Inscribed centre right in black pencil, 'Yoke design (back)'. Inscribed lower right in black pencil, 'Piece for belt (back)'.
Dimensions: image 24.5 h x 34.2 w cm sheet 27.6 h x 36.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 81.23
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Melbourne, February 1981.