Kirribilli (The Little Steamer). Adelaide Perry, Australian.
Kirribilli (The Little Steamer)
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Kirribilli (The Little Steamer)

c1929. Watercolour with pencil, and accompanying linocut, which is signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 27.2 m x 37.2cm (watercolour); 14.7 x 20cm (linocut). Framed watercolour. Repaired tears and missing portions to linocut, which is laid down on acid-free backing.

These works are an outstanding example of Perry’s talent, showing her skills both as a painter and printmaker. It is unusual to have this kind of pairing. Provenance: Artarmon Galleries. Linocut held in AGNSW

“Adelaide Perry was born in Beechworth Victoria in 1891 and trained at the National Gallery School in Melbourne under the instruction of Bernard Hall and Frederick McCubbin. As a result of winning a Travelling Scholarship from the Melbourne National Gallery School, Perry travelled abroad in 1922 and studied for several years in Paris and London. On her return, Perry taught at the Sydney Art School with Julian Ashton and Thea Proctor and established her own art school in 1933 where she instructed many leading artists of the time such as Paul Haefliger and John Passmore. In addition to being a foundation member of the Contemporary Art Society, Perry exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions and was a much loved teacher at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Croydon.” Ref: AGNSW.

Item #CL192-133

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