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An image of Knoll in the You Yangs by Fred Williams

Fred Williams

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

Title
Knoll in the You Yangs
Place of origin
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
Year
1963
Media category
Print
Materials used
aquatint, engraving, drypoint, black ink on Kent paper
Edition
19/45
Dimensions

29.7 x 45.6 cm platemark; 35.8 x 51.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1967
Accession number
DA15.1967
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fred Williams was a major painter and printmaker whose innovation and technical mastery as an etcher has had a significant impact on Australian printmaking. His memorable images of the Australian landscape were greatly enriched by his large oeuvre of etchings on the subject. He began making etchings in 1954 as a student in England with images of theatre performers, but turned to landscape for his subject upon his return to Australia in 1957. 'Knoll in the You Yangs' is one of twenty etchings by Williams in the collection.

Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2001, 35 (colour illus.), 77 (illus.). cat.no. 55

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 100 (illus.). cat.no. 84

Exhibition history (4)

Acquisitions 1967, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Mar 1968–01 Apr 1968

International Works on Paper Fair Sydney 1995, Mitchell Library, 14 Jul 1995–16 Jul 1995

Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999

Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Aug 2001–25 Nov 2001