Fred WILLIAMS, The trumpeter Enlarge 1 /1


Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1927 – Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1982

  • England 1951-56

The trumpeter 1954 or 1955 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: 1956, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: off-white wove paper
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: 1st state 2 impressions; 2nd state 2 proofs on Kent paper, plus edion of 10

Edition Notes: Mollison knew of only one impression of the 1st state before the corners were rounded. This is a 2nd impression. In original frame.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Fred Williams 56'. not titled.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso in black pencil, '7' and ;277 [within rectangle]'. inscribed verso in black pencil, 'JM' [James Mollison].
Dimensions: plate-mark 6.3 h x 11.1 w cm sheet 16.8 h x 19.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2009
Accession No: NGA 2009.297
Image rights: © Estate of Fred Williams
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Reeder Fine Art, Melbourne, 2009.