This gouache was painted on Williams' first trip to Flinders Island. He was particularly interested in the relationship of the sea to the shore, the atmospheric effects of which he sought to depict here. The view is from the south east coast of the island looking towards the Potboil Shoals.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005
gouache on ivory Arches paper
56.0 x 77.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed in image l.r., pen and black ink "Fred Williams." Not dated.
Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
Not on display
© Estate of Fred Williams
Shown in 1 exhibition
Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005
Referenced in 1 publication
Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 254-258. General reference to Flinders Island series.