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1940, English, Art work edition: Blinky Bill and an owl in a gum tree / Dorothy Wall. Wall, Dorothy, 1894-1942, (artist.)

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Blinky Bill and an owl in a gum tree / Dorothy Wall
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 drawing : pen and ink on paper ; sheet 26.5 x 19.3 cm.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Blinky Bill and an owl in a gum tree /​ Dorothy Wall.
Creator
  • Wall, Dorothy, 1894-1942, (artist.)
Produced
  • 1940?
Content Types
  • still image
Carrier Types
  • sheet
Physical Description
  • 1 drawing : pen and ink on paper ; sheet 26.5 x 19.3 cm.
Series
Subjects
Target Audience
  • General
Summary
  • Depicts Blinky Bill climbing up onto a branch of a gum tree, an owl sits further along the branch, looking at him speaking: "Little bear," he cried softly, "it is too light for me to see farther."
Biography
  • Dorothy Wall was born in 1894 in Wellington, New Zealand. From the age of 10 she won scholarships and studied at the Christchurch School of Art and Wellington Technical School. In 1914 Dorothy Wall emigrated to Sydney, Australia and joined the Sun newspaper. In 1920 her children's story "Tommy Bear and the Zookies" was published and she won recognition as an illustrator of children's books, illustrating books for other writers. In 1933 Wall published her most famous book "Blinky Bill: The quaint little Australian". As well as her own books Wall continued to illustrate for other writers and in 1937 returned to New Zealand as an illustrator for the New Zealand Herald and Auckland Weekly Times. Dorothy Wall returned to Sydney in 1941, she died of pneumonia in 1942. The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill, first published in 1939, was reprinted fifteen times between 1940 and 1965.
Notes
  • Untitled, title assigned from content of image.
  • Artist's name inscribed beneath image lower left.
  • Undated, date assigned from date of publication of the Blinky Bill books.
  • This work is out of copyright
  • Once Upon a Time: a world of children's picture book art, Cowan Gallery, State Library of Victoria, 2014 March 21 - August 31
Terms of Use
  • No copyright restrictions apply.
Language
  • English
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