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An image of Building the Harbour Bridge III, the granite workers, April 1929 by Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill

(Australia 29 Jul 1881 – 15 May 1967)

Title
Building the Harbour Bridge III, the granite workers, April 1929
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1929
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching, foul bite, printed in brown ink with plate tone on cream wove paper
Edition
4/30
Dimensions

30.4 x 23.9 cm platemark; 45.7 x 29.3 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JCA Traill 1929".
Credit
Purchased 1975
Accession number
200.1975
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (6)

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

Caroline Mackaness, Bridging Sydney, Sydney, 2006, 168 (colour illus.).

Macushla Robinson, Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Traill, 'Building the Harbour Bridge series', pg. 52-61, Canberra, 2013, 9, 107, 114 (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, 48 (colour illus.). cat.no. 68

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)

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

Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013