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Title

Cobles at Staithes, Yorks

1910


Artist

John Barclay Godson

England, Australia

1882 - 1957


About

John Barclay Godson arrived in Australia in 1914, having studied etching at the Royal College of Art in London under Sir Frank Short. He was a founding member of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, exhibiting twelve prints in their inaugural exhibition in 1921, including 'Cobles at Staithes'.

Staithes is a seaside fishing village in north Yorkshire, where a distinctive fishing boat called a 'coble' was made. The town was also popular with artists around the turn of the twentieth century, with many visiting there to live and work. Godson continued to exhibit etchings through the 1920s and 30s, mostly of architectural and landscape subjects, including a number of waterside scenes.

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


Details


Other Title

Cobbles at Straithes, Yorks


Date

1910


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in brown/black ink on cream laid paper


Edition

Unknown


Dimensions

15.7 x 26.9 cm platemark; 19.5 x 31.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J.B.Godson/ 1910".


Credit

Purchased 1916


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6213


Artist information

John Barclay Godson

Works in the collection

6


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 34 (colour illus.). cat.no. 45