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An image of Building the Harbour Bridge II, the works north side Nov.1927 by Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill

(Australia 29 Jul 1881 – 15 May 1967)

Building the Harbour Bridge II, the works north side Nov.1927
Other titles:
Building the Harbour Bridge No. II
Building the Harbour Bridge II, the works north side November 1927
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Media category
Materials used
etching, foul bite, printed in brown ink with plate tone on cream wove

30.1 x 25.5 cm platemark; 45.7 x 32.4 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JCA Traill. 1928".
Purchased 1975
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission
Not on display
Bibliography (7)

Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format.

Jane Hylton, Modern Australian women: paintings & prints 1925-1945, Adelaide, 2000, 27 (illus.), 127. titled 'Building the Harbour Bridge No. II'; Collection of Art Gallery of South Australia

Denise Mimmocchi, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Icon of modernity: the Sydney Harbour Bridge', pg. 154-163, Sydney, 2013, 160 (colour illus.), 316, 324.

Macushla Robinson, Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Traill, 'Building the Harbour Bridge series', pg. 52-61, Canberra, 2013, 9, 56 (illus.), 57, 107, 113 (illus.), 146, 171 (illus.). NOTE: The text on page 107 speaks generally about Traill's Sydney Harbour Bridge works. 'Building the Harbour Bridge' series is specifically discussed on pages 56-60.

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 47 (colour illus.). 66

John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'Continuity and change', pg. 35-70, Melbourne, 2004, 59-60, 63, 74. Overall discussion of Traill's 'Bridge' etchings.

Susannah Smith, Look, 'Women's work: their diverse and significant contribution to the modernist art scene', pg. 13-15, Newtown, Aug 2013, 14.

Exhibition history (4)

Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995

Metropolis, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 18 Dec 1999–02 Apr 2000

Bridging Sydney, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 16 Dec 2006–29 Apr 2007

Stars in the river; the prints of Jessie Traill, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 16 Feb 2013–23 Jun 2013