Jessie TRAILL, Possum time (invitation acceptance). Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • England, Europe frequently after 1906

Possum time (invitation acceptance). 1930 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in brown ink, with plate-tone, from one plate Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: working state

Edition Notes: The artist has used the plate of 'Harfra at night' (acc. no. 70553). She has blocked out the central portion, and lower left corner area of the image with a sheet of paper before printing. A lext was then written in the blank space.
Primary Insc: inscribed centre on image in black brush and ink, over black pencil, 'Miss Jessie C A Traill / accepts with pleasure / the kind Invitation of / Miss R Hollick & Miss D Izard / to the studio. Chartres House / on Saturday March 18 / in honour of / Miss Lucy Washington's / approaching marriage'. inscribed lower left on image in black brush and ink over black pencil, 'Stronsa / Feb, 6th'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.6 h x 12.2 w cm sheet 15.8 h x 13.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Bridget McDonnell, 2008
Accession No: NGA 2008.311.1.1
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Image rights: © Jessie Traill. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Gift to Ruth Hollich, from Jesse Traill.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Bridget McDonnell, Melbourne, June 2008.