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Jessie TRAILL

Brighton, Victoria, Australia 1881 – Emerald, Victoria, Australia 1967

  • England, Europe frequently after 1906

Man and Nature, the Gift: the Sacifice: the Reward. 1914 Description: A tryptich
Page: collection record
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etchings and aquatint, printed in warm black ink, each from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below third plate-mark in black pencil, 'JCA. Traill, 1914.' titled below first plate-mark in black pencil, 'Man & Nature, the Gift (Illeg) (Harkaway).' titled below second plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Sacrifice. [illegible] to Dr. & Mrs. Troup, 1961.' titled below third plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Reward (III).' insciption verso of frame in black pencil, 'To Dr & Mrs. Troup / With all good wishes / from JCA. Traill / these etchings were done (illeg) by the cutting / of the forest that was on the land / you have lived on / 1961.'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark (a) 19.6 h x 8.7 w cm plate-mark (b) 19.6 h x 8.8 w cm plate-mark (c) 19.8 h x 8.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2004
Accession No: NGA 2004.429.1-3
Provenance:
  • Gift to Dr & Mrs. Troup, Berwick, from the artist, 1961 (see inscription)
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Lassetters Gallery, Canberra, October 2004.