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Title

Landscape


Artist

Percy Leason

Australia, United States of America

25 Feb 1889 - 11 Sep 1959


About

Percy Leason was best known in the 1920s as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist, but also produced a small group of modest, sensitive etchings of rural subjects. He had moved to Sydney from Melbourne to work for Sydney Ure Smith’s advertising firm Smith and Julius, and it is possible that Ure Smith encouraged him to etch. He exhibited “The water cart” in the first exhibition of the Australian Painter- Etchers’ Society in 1921, drawing a cartoon of the occasion for the ‘Bulletin’ magazine.

The title of “Landscape” is descriptive; it has also been reproduced with the titles “Pastoral” and “Evening”. The Gallery
has the plates for both etchings in the collection.

from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007


Details


Date

(circa 1920s)


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper


Dimensions

12.7 x 17.6 cm platemark/sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

323.1991


Artist information

Percy Leason

Works in the collection

15


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 42, 42 (colour illus.). cat.no. 57