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Norma BULL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1906 – 1980

  • England 1938-47

Ruins in central Exeter caused by Baedeker raids (1943) Place made: Exeter, Devon, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and black ink with watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in pen and black ink, 'Norma Bull'. not dated. Titled lower left in pen and black ink, 'Ruins in Central Exeter / caused by Baedeker Raids'. Inscribed in series from left to right along lower edge in ink, 'Turret of/Exeter Cathedral / Ancient chapel / Mots famous / Coffee House (undamaged) / St Martins Square Tower / & Oddfellows Hall (destroyed) Catherine Str. / St John's School (razed to the ground) / St Stephens Church. Bank ruins. Ruins of the famous Bamfield House / High Street (with bus)'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'Ruins of Bamfield House & / St John's School / as a result of enemy Action / Exeter'. Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '35' [circeld].
Dimensions: image 38.8 h x 57.2 w cm sheet 38.8 h x 57.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the estate of Norma Bull 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.1714
  • With the artist until her death in 1980.
  • Estate of the artist.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the Estate of Norma Bull, Melbourne, November 1984.