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Norma BULL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1906 – 1980

  • England 1938-47

Bristol's floating harbour 1943 Place made: Bristol, Bristol, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower left in pen and black ink, 'Norma Bull'. Dated and titled lower right in pen and black ink, 'Bristol's Floating Harbour - 1943'. Inscribed lower right in ink, 'Little grey ships by St Raphaels / and the much-bombed Avon shores'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, ' St Raphael's Church./Call chez Mr Johns Ambulance man.The seaman's Church' and ' Art Gallery picture complete before June 23.'. Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '37' [circled]. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'St Raphael's/Mill for Barley/Sisters of Mercy/ Belgian E. Boats/blue and yellow, have/called here.' Inscribed verso lower centre in black pencil, 'please do not paste down/and mount full size of picture/with more showing below'.
Dimensions: image 44.8 h x 57.6 w cm sheet 44.8 h x 57.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the estate of Norma Bull 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.1717
  • 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.