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Thomas Gulliver
Trees, study

Rare proof by one of the founder members of the Quoin Club, Auckland

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Artist: Thomas Ralph de Vere (T.V.) Gulliver (1891-1933)
Title: Trees, study
Date: 1920
School: New Zealand
Medium: woodcut
Dimensions: 102 x 104mm (image), 210 x 171mm (sheet)
Watermark:  <<A MILLBOUR/British Handmade>>
Inscriptions/marks: signed and dated in pencil lower right <<T.V Gulliver 20>>
Condition: good condition of a proof impression before the addition of the artist’s monogramme at the bottom right of the image. Some foxing. (See Auckland Art Gallery  1977/60/1 for an impression with the monogramme)
Description: a belt of pine trees with a cloud or plume of smoke behind.
Reference: Gail Ross, ‘New Zealand Prints 1900-1950: An Unseen Heritage’, unpublished PhD thesis, University of Canterbury, 2006, vol. II, p. 36 (as a linocut)

Provenance: Dunbar Sloane, Wellington, 2001