Fred WILLIAMS, Comedian Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • England 1951-56

Comedian 1955-56 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and drypoint, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: white wove Kent paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 3rd state of 4
Impression: proof P
Edition: 3rd state, 1 proof on Kent paper inscribed P

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Fred Williams'. not dated. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'P 3rd state'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower centre in black pencil, '3rd state' [JM]. Inscribed upper left in black pencil, '30 [slightly erased]. Inscribed upper right in black pencil, '230 [erased]. Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'JM 27 iii/iv' [JG].
Dimensions: plate-mark 19.8 h x 7.7 w cm sheet 26.2 h x 13.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Mollison 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1497
Image rights: © Estate of Fred Williams
  • Gift of James Mollison to the NGA, June 1986.