White Lilies exh. 1937
Between 1933 and 1938 Royds made a series of flower prints. ‘White Lilies’ is an example of her bold woodcut technique combined with a vibrant colour scheme. Although Royds had travelled extensively and lived in both Canada and India, she always enjoyed depicting the simple, yet beautiful, things around her. This included her daughter growing up and flowers in both full-bloom and in their dying days.

Glossary Open

Woodcut

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.

Woodcut

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 514
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 21.20 x 24.00 cm (paper 23.90 x 28.60 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Mr Kenneth Sanderson 1943