Fred WILLIAMS, Mad pianist Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • England 1951-56

Mad pianist 1955-56 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: white wove Whatman paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: proof (not recorded by JM)
Edition: edition of 9 on Whatman paper; plus1 proof on Whatman paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Fred Williams 56'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Proof'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, 'RK 286'. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'JM 17 i/ii'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 14.8 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 21.6 h x 25.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.453
Image rights: © Estate of Fred Williams
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Rudy Komon Art Gallery, Sydney, 1980.