Jessie Traill studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and from 1907-09 in London under Frank Brangwyn. She exhibited her etchings from 1908 and her subjects ranged from urban/industrial to pastoral. Traill won international prizes for her prints and was a member of the influential Australian Painter-Etchers' Society following her return to Australia in 1920. She is now recognized as one of the most influential and original Australian printmakers of the inter-war period.
In 1922 Traill travelled to a new settlement, Red Cliffs, in north-west Victoria. Here she made a number of etchings which she exhibited with others made at Broken Hill, in the same year. This print is from that series.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004
etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink on cream wove paper
6.3 x 38.4 cm platemark; 12.7 x 45.6 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "JCA Traill 1923".
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2004
Not on display
© Jessie Traill Estate
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 43 (colour illus.). cat.no. 59