William SIDMAN

Stonehouse, Devon, England 1847 – Camden, New South Wales, Australia 1918

  • Australia

Basil HALL

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1954

printer, intaglio

The dead sparrow 1890s Title Notes: Title on the original wrapping, around the copper plate.
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creation Notes: 1996, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: thick cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: posthumous impression
Edition: edition unknown

Edition Notes: The NGA’s impression of this etching was acquired from Studio One in Canberra in 1996. Senior Curator of Australia Prints and Drawings, Roger Butler said that Studio One was asked to print some proofs form original plates that were held – if he remembers correctly by a member of the family. These proofs were printed by Basil Hall and the NGA acquired a set of the re-printed proofs in 1996. - Conversation between Roger Butler and Hannah Hutchison 16 / 02 / 2016.
Primary Insc: signed in plate lower left corner, 'Sid' in monogram. not dated.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'STUDIO ONE INC CANBERRA' [within circle]
Dimensions: plate-mark 10.2 h x 10.0 w cm image 8.9 h x 9.0 w cm sheet 26.9 h x 26.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Posthumous proofs commissioned by National Gallery of Australia 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.1239
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Studio One, Canberra, 1996.