John BRACK, Jockeys returning. Enlarge 1 /1


East Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

Jockeys returning. [Two jockeys] 1956 Place made: Swinburne Technical College, John Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 12/25
Edition: edition of 25

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Brack 56'. not titled. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '12/25'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 17.2 h x 26.4 w cm sheet 28.0 h x 37.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1971
Accession No: NGA 71.120
Image rights: © Helen Brack
  • Purchased by the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.], from Crossley Gallery, Melbourne, 12 August 1971.

John Brack’s pictures are modest but brilliantly observed studies that capture characteristic moments and ‘types’ at the races in a way that seems no less precise today than it did in 1956.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra