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Joyce ALLEN

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 1916 – Bowral, New South Wales, Australia 1992

The forest flower. 1947 Description: Soft bound book. Comprises 17 pp with two linocut illustrations and associated letterpress text, designed, written and printed by the artist.
Place made: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, artist's books, linocuts, printed in black ink, each from one block; letterpress, printed in black ink, from movable type Support: medium-weight smooth buff wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Edition Notes: "Booklet made by Joyce Allen in 1947 as a Christmas gift to the children of Mr F M and Annis Nicholson of Brisbane, Robin Anne, Janis Lynne and Derek John Villeneuve, from her children Sarah, Joalyn and Nicholas. Joyce and Annis were close lifelong friends." [correspondence form Derek Nicholson]
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed on fronticepiece upper centre to lower centre in black pencil, 'Robin & Jan / & / Derek John / A / Happy Christmas / With Love / from / Sarah & Joalyn / & / Nicholas'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 24.9 h x 16.6 w x 1.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Derek John Villeneuve, Janis Lynn and Robin Ann Nicholson, 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.222
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Derek John Villeneuve, Janis Lynn and Robin Ann Nicholson, Paddington, 2016.