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Title

Figure on beach II


Artist

Graham Fransella

England, Australia

03 Jun 1950 -


About

Monumental figures are the predominant feature in Graham Fransella’s recent work - 'Figure on beach II' is one of a number of very large, multi-sheet prints with the human figure as their central focus. Fransella applied sugar-lift aquatint with a brush, resulting in broad, painterly strokes forming the image, the final composition enriched by accidental marks made on the etching plates, which were retained deliberately for their pleasing visual effect.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000


Details


Date

1994


Media category

Print


Materials used

sugarlift aquatint, foul biting on eight copper plates, burnt sienna and black ink on four sheets ivory wove Arches paper


Edition

A/P for edition of 10


Dimensions

159.7 x 176.8 cm sheet [overall]


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner bot.r. sheet [part d], brown pencil "Fransella 94".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

262.1995.a-d


Artist information

Graham Fransella

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 159 (colour illus.). cat.no. 136

Anne Ryan, Contemporary Australian prints from the collection, Sydney, 2004. cat.no. 12