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Graham Fransella

(England, Australia 03 Jun 1950 – )

Title
Figure on beach II
Year
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
Accession number
262.1995.a-d
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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

Exhibition history (2)

Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999

Contemporary Australian prints from the collection (2004), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Apr 2004–06 Jun 2004