Ethel SPOWERS, The bee. Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1890 – 1947

  • England, Europe 1921-23, 1928-29, 1931

The bee. c.1925 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in colour in the Japanese manner, from multiple blocks Support: thin cream oriental laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: proof
Edition: edition of 20

Primary Insc: signed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'E.L. Spowers'. not dated. not titled.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right in black pencil below image, '£1- 1 - 0'.
Dimensions: printed image 11.2 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 15.8 h x 17.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1923.0001 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | proof
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.129
Subject: Australia, Art style: Japanese influence 1890s-1950s
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney, 1976.