Fred WILLIAMS, An actor on stage. Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • England 1951-56

An actor on stage. 1955-56 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, aquatint and engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; additions in ink Support: cream wove cartridge paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state of 4
Impression: proof B
Edition: 1st state, 1 proof on cartridge paper inscribed B 1st state, dated 56

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Fred Williams 56'. not titled. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'B 1st state'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'J BROWN 5165A / CUP FRAMING / off white. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '6 1/2 TOP/ 22 I op II'. inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'JM 24 i/iv'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.4 h x 12.6 w cm sheet 13.2 h x 13.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Joseph Brown 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.478
Image rights: © Estate of Fred Williams
  • Gift to Ian Armstrong (1923-2005), from the artist, Melbourne 1950s.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Joseph Brown, Melbourne, August 1976.