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An image of Ti-tree swamp by Fred Williams
Alternate image of Ti-tree swamp by Fred Williams

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Title
Ti-tree swamp
Year
1974
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
gouache on ivory Arches paper
Dimensions

55.9 x 77.9 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r. in image, pen and black ink "Fred Williams.". Not dated.
Credit
Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
Accession number
165.2004
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fred Williams stayed on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait for a fortnight in January 1974 and produced a number of gouaches recording his impressions of the island. Of the two strips in this gouache, the coastline is visible at the top, while the second shows the view looking inland towards the swamp.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Bibliography (1)

James Mollison, A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 166-167. The gouache 'Ti-tree swamp' is related to the painting 'Ti-tree swamp, Flinders Island' 1974-75, reproduced here in colour.

Exhibition history (1)

Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005