The Gallery has the drawing upon which this self portrait engraving is based, made in 1927 while the artist was still in Sydney; the print mimics the drawing, but in reverse.
from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007
etching, printed in black ink with plate tone on cream laid paper
14.6 x 12.5 cm platemark; 22.0 x 21.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "FHCoventry". Not dated.
Not on display
© the estate of Fred Coventry
Referenced in 2 publications
Gail Ross, Art New Zealand, 'Art & Industry: Frederick Halford Coventry (1905-1997)', pg. 60-63, New Zealand, Summer 2007-2008, 61 (illus.).
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 65, 65 (colour illus.). cat.no. 96