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An image of The great arch by Jessie Traill
Alternate image of The great arch by Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill

(Australia 29 Jul 1881 – 15 May 1967)

The great arch
(circa 1932)
Media category
Materials used
etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink on buff wove paper

27.8 x 24.9 cm platemark; 44.6 x 37.3 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil [faint] "JCA Traill 193(1?)". Signed l.l. corner verso, pencil "... JCA Traill/ ...".
Gift of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Task Force 1991
Accession number
© Reproduced with permission
Not on display
Bibliography (7)

Craig Bush, Look, 'Years of enrichment: The society reaches another milestone', pg. 12-15, Newtown, May 2009, 14, 15 (colour illus.).

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

Caroline Mackaness, Bridging Sydney, Sydney, 2006, 212 (colour illus.).

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 50 (colour illus.). 71

Anne Ryan, Look: 1953-2003 celebrating 50 years, 'Past and present: reflecting the diversity of Gallery's largest collection', pg. 54-56, Newtown, May 2003, 56.

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.

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, 'Hands-on volunteers: the people the Gallery couldn't do without', pg. 10, Newtown, Feb 2007, 13 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

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

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