The Stables, Vaucluse / Eirene Mort
1 print : etching ;10 x 12.5 cm (plate-mark)
Titled below print image left: 'The Stables, Vaucluse' and signed 'Eirene Mort' lower right.
Editioned state: 8/50
'The Stables, Vaucluse' was one 34 pictures exhibited by Eirene Mort at the inaugural exhibition of the Australian Painter Etchers Society in June 1921. Among the others was an etching of 'The Stockade, Vaucluse' and one of 'Elizabeth Farm House, Parramatta'. In August 1921 Mort wrote to the Vaucluse Park Trustees seeking permission to make a sketch in the courtyard at Vaucluse House and in November 1921, following a Wentworth Celebration day at the property, she donated two etchings to the Trustees, one of Vaucluse House itself and one of the stables, both of which had been exhibited as part of the celebration. By 1963 neither pictures remained in the Vaucluse Park Trust collection.
At the second annual exhibition of the Australian Painter Etchers Society in June 1922 Eirene Mort exhibited 8 pictures, including 'Vaucluse House' and 'Palm Court, Vaucluse'. One later engagement with the place resulted in an etching titled 'Stonetubs, Vaucluse' shown at an exhibition of the Australian Painter Etchers Society in November 1929.
Josef Lebovic Gallery, December 1997.
The Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, first annual exhibition, June 7 - June 25 1921, Education Dept, Gallery, Loftus St., Sydney.
Copyright estate of the artist.