Lot # 105
Spring 2012 - 2nd Session Live auction

Sybil Andrews
CPE 1898 - 1992 Canadian

Flower Girls
linocut in 4 colours 1934
signed, titled and editioned 36/60
9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in  24.8 x 21.6cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Vancouver

Literature:
Peter White, Sybil Andrews, Glenbow Museum, 1982, reproduced page 40 and page 56 full page colour
Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age, 1995, page 114, reproduced page 114, catalogue #SA 28

Exhibited:
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Sybil Andrews, 1982, same image, catalogue #28

From 1930 to July 1938 Sybil Andrews shared a studio with British artist Cyril Power, a fellow member of the Grosvenor School. This informal working partnership produced an extraordinary body of work for both artists and some of the finest prints of the 1930s. Flower Girls is one of these sought-after images produced during this time. Stephen Coppel notes, "The repeated angular shapes and colour patterns give dynamic energy to this study of movement."
Early impressions of this print are on buff oriental laid paper and late impressions are on thicker oriental paper. This is a fine impression with strong colours on thicker oriental paper.

Estimate: $18,000 ~ $22,000 CAD  
Sold for: $35,100 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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