THE POT PLANT, 1933

Twenty Classics of Australian Art
Melbourne
11 November 2020
21

DORRIT BLACK

(1891 – 1951)
THE POT PLANT, 1933

colour linocut on paper

30.5 x 19.0 cm (image)

edition: 12/ 50

signed in image with artist’s monogram
signed, numbered and inscribed with title below image: The Pot-plant 12 X 30 [sic.] Dorrit Black

Estimate: 
$18,000 – 25,000
Sold for $45,409 (inc. BP) in Auction 62 - 11 November 2020, Melbourne
Provenance

Private collection, Adelaide
Thence by descent,
Private collection, Perth

Exhibited

Contemporary Group, Farmer’s Blaxland Galleries, Sydney, 24 October – 4 November 1933, cat. 88 (another example)
Women Artists of Australia, Education Department Art Gallery, Sydney, 12 – 25 July 1934, cat. 205 (another example)
Colour Prints. Also Paintings by R.O. Dunlop, Basil Jonzen, Richard Eurich, Redfern Gallery, London, 12 July – 14 August 1934, cat. 8 (another example)
Fifth Exhibition of British Linocuts, Ward Gallery, London, 1 June 1934, cat. 37 (another example)
Dorrit Black (Retrospective), Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, 25 October 1945, cat. 55 (another example)
Dorrit Black 1891 – 1951, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, and touring, 1975 – 1976, cat. 57 (another example)
Claude Flight and His Followers. The Colour Linocut Movement between the Wars, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 18 April – 12 July 1992, and touring, cat. 23 (another example)
Dorrit Black: Unseen Forces, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 14 June – 7 September 2014 (another example)

Literature

Art in Australia, 15 November 1938, Third Series, No. 73, p. 63 (illus., another example, as ‘Pot Plant’)
Draffin, N., Australian Woodcuts and Linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s, Sun Books, Melbourne, 1976, p. 42 (illus., another example)
North, I., The Art of Dorrit Black, Macmillan and Art Gallery of South Australia, 1979, Melbourne, cat. L.19, pl. 15, pp. 60, 61 (illus., another example), 63, 132
Coppel, S., Claude Flight and His Followers. The Colour Linocut Movement between the Wars, National Gallery of Australia, 1992, p. 19
Coppel, S., Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Scolar Press, Aldershot, England, in association with the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1995, cat. DB 20, p. 57 (illus.)
Lock-Weir, T., Dorrit Black. Unseen Forces, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2014, pp. 156 (illus.), 202 (illus. another example)