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An image of Tightrope walker by Fred Williams

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Title
Tightrope walker, from the album Volume 1
Year
1955-1956
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching, engraving, drypoint, black ink on Kent paper
Edition
only state, ed. 7/12
Dimensions

16.4 x 9.5 cm platemark; 21.1 x 13.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams.". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Gwen Frolich 2004
Accession number
357.2005.40
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fred Williams was a major painter and draughtsman of the Australian landscape, and the most significant and influential Australian printmaker of the latter half of last century. His work has been the subject of a number of important exhibitions and publications in the past few years; most recently, his prints were shown in a solo exhibition at the British Museum in 2003.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Bibliography (1)

James Mollison, Fred Williams etchings, Woollahra, 1968.