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

  • England 1951-56

Performer in a top hat 1955-56 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and foul biting, printed in black ink, from one zinc plate Support: white wove Whatman paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: proof E
Edition: 5 proofs inscribed A-E

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Fred Williams'. not dated. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'E 1st state'
Dimensions: plate-mark 17.5 h x 13.1 w cm sheet 23.2 h x 17.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.1859
Image rights: © Estate of Fred Williams
  • With the artist until his death in 1982.
  • By descent to Lyn Williams, the artist's widow.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Lyn Williams, Melbourne, November 1987.