Jessie TRAILL, not titled [mother and child] Enlarge 1 /1


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

  • England, Europe frequently after 1906

not titled [mother and child] 1909 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper hard-ground etching, drypoint and foul biting, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream laid Arches? paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'A' [possibly Arches].
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated proof
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'J.C.A. Traill.1909'. not titled.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with framing instructions lower right at base in black pencil, 'White mount cut right up to plate mark / + a bit cut out to show signature.' Other measurements around edge of print indicate mount size of 17 inches x 11 1/2 inches with 2 inch on each side and 3 1/2 inches at bottom. inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'your mother'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 29.0 h x 16.6 w cm sheet 37.8 h x 24.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.780
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Niagara Galleries, May 1987.