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Portia BENNETT

Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1898 – Western Australia, Australia 1989

Carnival [fan design] (1922-23) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, painting in watercolour and gilt paint over drawing in black pencil Support: silk

Primary Insc: signed lower left of image in pen and ink and ballpoint pen, 'Portia M Bennett.'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower left in black pencil, '2nd attempt - no good'. Inscribed lower right in black pencil, '26116/90113'. Inscribed upside down upper left in black pencil, '91103'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed upside down upper left in black pencil, 'Miss Bennett/ C/O the ... (illeg.). Inscribed upside down upper left in black pencil, 'Show'.
Dimensions: image 28.4 h x 54.5 w cm sheet 35.6 h x 60.6 w cm sight 28.0 h x 54.6 w cm Frame 44.4 h x 72.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mrs. Portia M. James-Wallace, 1980.
Accession No: NGA 80.449
Provenance:
  • The artist 1923/24 - 1980.