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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Matriarchy

Print
ca. 1931 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A lino-cut printed in blue on tissue paper depicting an abstract composition showing stylised male and female forms. The elements in the upper and lower halves of the image are presented as an upside down reversed mirror image of each other. In the upper half it is the impression of the ink on the tissue paper that forms the abstract male and female forms whilst in the lower half the impression of the ink creates the space around the forms.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lino-cut printed in blue on tissue paper
Brief Description
Print by Cyril Edward Power, 'Matriarchy', lino-cut printed in blue on tissue paper, Great Britain, ca. 1931
Physical Description
A lino-cut printed in blue on tissue paper depicting an abstract composition showing stylised male and female forms. The elements in the upper and lower halves of the image are presented as an upside down reversed mirror image of each other. In the upper half it is the impression of the ink on the tissue paper that forms the abstract male and female forms whilst in the lower half the impression of the ink creates the space around the forms.
Dimensions
  • Height: 30.3cm
  • Width: 39.4cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Copy Number
6/50
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'C. E. P.' (Signed in pencil with artist's initials)
  • 'Cyril E. Power' (Signed in pencil)
  • (Inscribed with title twice)
  • '6/50' (Numbered twice)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1990
Collection
Accession Number
E.1956-1990

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record createdFebruary 23, 2009
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