C1932

Ella Dwyer. her book.

Artist:

Irene Mort (1879 - 1977)

Bookplate for the Sydney artist Ella Dwyer by the well known Sydney artist Irene Mort, signed at lower right in pencil. Provenance: From the personal collection of the Sydney artist, Ella Dwyer who was a foundation member of the Australian Bookplate … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ella Dwyer. her book.

Date:

C1932

Artist:

Irene Mort (1879 - 1977)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodblock.

Image Size: 

51mm 
x 69mm

Paper Size: 

77mm 
x 103mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ella Dwyer. her book. - Vintage Print from 1932

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1932

Description:

Bookplate for the Sydney artist Ella Dwyer by the well known Sydney artist Irene Mort, signed at lower right in pencil.

Provenance: From the personal collection of the Sydney artist, Ella Dwyer who was a foundation member of the Australian Bookplate Club in 1932.

Biography:

Irene Mort (1879-1977)

Designer and craft worker, Sydney, NSW, she was a prolific designer of textiles and various Applied Arts, often featuring Australian floral motifs, and was well known for her illustrations, particularly her alphabet drawings.

Mort contributed ‘some hundreds of designs’ to every class of the Applied Arts and in the Illustration and Watercolour sections of the vast Women’s Work Exhibition, held in the Melbourne Exhibition Building in 1907. The star exhibit of the show (at least in the opinion of the NSW contingent) was the 12 ft 6 ins [380 cm] square Waratah Carpet afterwards presented to Lady Northcote, wife of the Governor-General and patroness of the exhibition, by the women of New South Wales. Mort had designed it to be embroidered by an army of local women (‘the New South Wales Exhibition Group’) and it was ‘most carefully drawn and coloured to every stitch, exactly on the principle of the old Berlin wool patterns, for which the designer’s fees were very high’ (Mort, of course, was unpaid).

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