Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1889 – 1960
The Sydney Bridge.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thin cream laid oriental style paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Edition: edition of 50
The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened with much fanfare and celebration in 1932. The same year printmaker Gladys Owen produced her wood-engraving The Sydney Bridge, in which she draws on her love of architecture and design, focusing on just one of the pylons and the buildings that huddle around its monumental base.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra