Frank WEITZEL, Sydney Bridge. Enlarge 1 /1


Levin, Aotearoa New Zealand 1905 – London, England 1932

  • Australia 1928-29, England from 1929

Sydney Bridge. [Sydney Bridge (Under Construction).] c.1929 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thin off-white laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: signed lower right within image in black pencil, 'F. Weitzel'. not dated. titled lower right below image in black pencil, 'Sydney Bridge'. inscribed with edition details lower right within image in black pencil, '2/50'. inscribed lower right within image in black pencil, '£1.11.6.'
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 33.0 h x 18.0 w cm sheet (irregular) 36.2 h x 31.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1929.0017 | impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.582
Subject: Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Michael Parkin, London.
  • Collection of Stephen Scheding, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Stephen Scheding, Sydney, June 1993;
  • Part of a group of seven prints by Weitzel acquired from Scheding..

From his studio in Circular Quay Frank Weitzel could observe the daily activity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge's construction. Sydney Bridge c.1929 is an unusually abstracted view of the steel girder structure.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra