About this artwork

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.

  • title:
    Tiger Lilies
  • accession number:
    GMA 524
  • artist:
    Mabel RoydsEnglish (1874 - 1941)
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  • materials:
    Colour woodcut on paper
  • date created:
    exh. 1936
  • measurements:
    22.70 x 19.00 cm (paper 28.00 x 22.10 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1949

Mabel Royds

Mabel Royds