Norman Limited Edition Painting Prints - Rita of the Eighties


$440 + Postage


53.7 x 35.7 cm
Published: 2003
Edition: 600
Original medium: Watercolour
Reference: Norman Lindsay: Watercolours 1897–1969 (Odana Editions, 2003, p.232)

Rita Lee was Norman's favourite model after Rose and Rita of the Eighties is the only known watercolour portrait he painted of her. The amethyst purple and pink tones combine to convey the aura of serenity which Rita possessed and the touches of white on the feathered hat, lace trim and glove add to the delicacy of the picture. It is without doubt one of Norman's most beautiful watercolour portraits.