Ethel SPOWERS, The gust of wind. Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1890 – 1947

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

The gust of wind. 1931 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: Impressions of this work were printed from 1930-31. However, no impressions dated 1930 are known. (Coppel, 'Linocuts of the Machine Age, ES15, p 171)
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in colour inks, from four blocks (red, light green, cobalt blue and yellow ochre) Support: buff oriental laid tissue paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 29/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'E.L. Spowers - 1931'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'The Gust of Wind' Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '29/50'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 22.0 h x 16.6 w cm sheet 29.8 h x 23.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1930.0001 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | 29/50
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.134
Subject: Australia, Art style: Grosvenor school linocuts
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney, 1976.