Williams began making etchings in 1954, while a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Inspired to some degree by Sickert and Daumier, his subjects during this period, were often taken from drawings made on the spot of street-life and performers in music halls.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint, printed in black ink on Kent paper
23.2 x 12.8 cm platemark; 26.9 x 16.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams". Not dated.
Bequest of Professor Douglas Joseph 1990
Not on display
© Estate of Fred Williams
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Aug 2001–25 Nov 2001
Referenced in 1 publication
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2001, 15 (illus.), 21 (illus.). cat.no. 21