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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928


  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67


publisher (organisation)


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1952


The train. 1998
Collection Title: Olsen, John. 'New York Nowhere'. Melbourne: Lytlewode Press, 1998.
Place made: Bill Young Studio, Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, hard-ground etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition of 175

Edition Notes: Printing: The etchings were printed by Bill Young at his Neville Street workshop, Middle Park. The proofs were printed in late 1998 and the editions in early 1999. Inscriptions: The etchings are signed by Robert Littlewood, the publisher and owner of Lytlewode Press. He signed them in his capacity as the publisher and also to authenticate them especially where the proofs were unsigned by the artist. Littlewood also annotated several of the etchings to give their contextual relevance. Source: Email Correspondence with Robert Littlewood 30/05/16.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'John Olsen / 98'. titled lower left below image in black pencil, 'The Train'.
Secondary Insc: Bill Young's blindstamp lower left corner, '[symbol of stick figure with arms outstretched within diamond]'. publisher's signature inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'Robert Littlewood'. inscribed verso lower centre in black pencil, 'Bill Young's Proof'. inscribed on support lower right in black fibre-tipped pen, '3.'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 22.2 h x 14.2 w cm sheet (a) 36.9 h x 27.5 w cm sheet (b) 38.2 h x 28.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Caitlin Elise Littlewood 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2016.369.8
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Caitlin Elise Littlewood, Malvern East, 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program. Donor acquired the work from the publisher Robert Littlewood.