Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1927
Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1982
London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique:
prints, ink; paper etching, printed in warm black ink, from one zinc plate Support: thin white wove cartridge paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: proof F
Edition: edition of 8 on Whatman paper; plus 6 proofs on cartridge paper inscribed A-F
Primary Insc: signed lower centre on image in pen and ink, 'Fred Williams'.
signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Fred Williams'.
inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'F'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
plate-mark 20.0 h x 15.0 w cm sheet 23.0 h x 17.8 w cm
: Purchased 1986 Accession No
: NGA 86.379 Image rights
: © Estate of Fred Williams
- Collection of Harry Rosengrave (1899-1986).
- The collection of 501 prints by 33 artists was formed in the 1950s and 60s, by the Melbourne artist Harry Rosengrave. Many of the prints were gifted or exchanged with his contemporaries who used the facilities of the print room of RMIT, Melbourne. The collection was well known among artists and the public had the opportunity to view many of the prints when they were exhibited at Hawthorn City Art Gallery, 10-25 May June 1979. Some of the prints in the collection suffered from smoke and water damage when the shed in which they were stored was set on fire. Rosengrave subsequently trimmed some sheets. The Australian National Gallery began negotiations with Rosengrave in 1973. These negotiations were resumed in 1985, the year before the artist’s death. Negotiations then continued with the family, facilitated by Niagara Lane Gallery, who had presented a retrospective of the artist’s prints in 1980.
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the Rosengrave family, Melbourne, February 1986.