Tiger Lilies

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Tiger Lilies exh. 1936
Royds was at times unable to afford woodblocks and so instead utilized chopping boards bought from Woolworths for sixpence. Her woodcuts are, however, professional - demonstrating her mastery of the technique. With her simple, daring line she has captured the fantastical nature of lilies, ranging from bulbous pods ready to burst open, to vibrant orange flowers in full-bloom, and also the remaining stamens, which hang limply as a testament to what once was.

Glossary Open


A print made from an image carved into a block of wood cut along the grain. Blank areas are cut away leaving an image in relief from which a print is made.



  • Acc. No. GMA 524
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 22.70 x 19.00 cm (paper 28.00 x 22.10 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949