Jessie TRAILL, Black out. Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • England, Europe frequently after 1906

Black out. 1940 Place made: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper aquatint and etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thin smooth cream wove Whatman paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'J Whatman'
Edition State: 2nd state of 3
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition of 25

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'JCA Traill 1940'. titled lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Blackout II'. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '(second state)'. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '97 / 50 [crossed out]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 15.0 h x 19.8 w cm sheet 22.1 h x 29.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.239
Subject: War: second world war, 1939-1945 Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • With the artist until her death in 1967.
  • Estate of the artist
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from 'Jessie Traill', Melbourne: Important Women Artists, May 1977;
  • From the exhibition, 'Jessie Trail (1881 - 1967), Melbourne: Important Wowen Artists, 11 June - 31 July 1977, not listed.