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An image of End of the day, Red Cliffs by Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill

(Australia 29 Jul 1881 – 15 May 1967)

Title
End of the day, Red Cliffs
Place of origin
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
Year
(1923)
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink on cream wove paper
Edition
9/30
Dimensions

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".
Credit
Thea Proctor Memorial Fund 2004
Accession number
2.2004
Copyright
© Jessie Traill Estate
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 43 (colour illus.). cat.no. 59