Old Smith Cottage

Edith Collier, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Bonmahon, County Waterford, Ireland in circa 1915.
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About the Work
Margaret Macpherson was interested in extending her students’ knowledge of printing techniques, giving instruction in wood-block prints, etchings and monoprints. In May 1915, Edith Collier wrote to her parents of a new printing process: ‘I have just started doing monotype it is very interesting you do it on copper paint it on – you have to be very quick as the whole thing has to be done in half an hour or it is spoilt. After you put it on the copper you wet paper and roll it out and then put the paper n to the copper again and roll again. You can only get one drawing. When I have done some more I’ll send you two to show you what it looks like.’
Touring exhibition label text from 'Edith Collier and the Women of her Circle', 2009.
Frame 511 x 614 x 29mm
Image 160 x 235mm
monoprint on paper
Framed, glazed and matted landscape format monoprint on paper. Work features a whitewashed cottage with a stone wall in the lower right foreground and mountains in the background. Standard wooden frame, black, glazed with Perspex.
Credit Line
Collection of the Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
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Acquisition Date
Circa 1984



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