Australian wildflowers brooch by Lucie Dalgarno

Made by Dalgarno, Lucie in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920-1930.

Lucie Gertrude Dalgarno (1874-1945) was a prolific artist and designer. Often known as Gertie, she had a passion for brilliant colour and created many new techniques in her work that reflected the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. When her husband, Charles Robert Dalgarno died in 1912 she had four young children to support. She went to work at Ward’s in York Street, Sydney, embroidering her designs onto garments. In 1916 she joined the Society of Arts and Crafts of...

Summary

Object No.

A8649

Physical Description

Brooch which features an arrangement of Australian wildflowers in painted kid leather and wool. A fastening pin is attached to a fabric mount on reverse.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

130 mm

Width

100 mm

Depth

30 mm

Production

Notes

Brooch made by Lucie Dalgarno in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920-1930.

Dalgarno used photographic inks to colour the leather she used for these pieces. Dalgarno's granddaughter, Janet McCredie, watched her grandmother do this painting as a child.

Made

Dalgarno, Lucie 1920-1930

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Jean Taylor under the Australian Government Cultural Gifts program, 1982

Acquisition Date

21 December 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

Australian wildflowers brooch by Lucie Dalgarno 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/199348>

Wikipedia

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