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Collection

Percy Leason

(Australia, United States of America 25 Feb 1889 – 11 Sep 1959)

Title
Landscape
Year
(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
Accession number
323.1991
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

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