# 38455

TRAILL, Jessie Constance Alicia (1881 - 1967)

The big door, Malahide, Tas.

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Watercolour and pencil on paper, 345 x 480 mm, titled lower right, signed and dated 1935 lower left, framed.

In 1934 Jessie Traill undertook a painting trip to Tasmania by car, accompanied by fellow women artists Nora Gurdon, Margaret McLean and Violet Teague. The work was exhibited the following year in the show Impressions of Tasmania : paintings and prints  shown at Margaret McLean’s gallery at Kodak House in Collins Street, Melbourne, 24 September – 5 October 1935. Malahide is a colonial homestead located 70 miles from Launceston. It was built by settler William Talbot in 1827 and is named after his ancestral castle located in Fingal, north of Dublin, Ireland.