Water Lilies about 1938
Between 1933 and 1938 Royds made a series of flower prints. ‘Water Lilies’ is an example of her bold woodcut technique combined with a vibrant colour scheme. Although she had travelled extensively and lived in both Canada and India, Royds always enjoyed depicting the simple things that she encountered in everyday life, such as her daughter growing up, and flowers in both full-bloom and in their dying days.

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 522
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 16.20 x 17.70 cm (paper 19.10 x 26.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949