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Title

Down under, Newcastle upon Tyne

1938

Artist

Jessie Traill

Australia

29 Jul 1881 - 15 May 1967

  • Details

    Other Title
    Down under, Newcastle
    Date
    1938
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, aquatint, printed in black ink with plate tone from one plate, on cream wove paper
    Edition
    3/25
    Dimensions
    21.9 x 11.3 cm platemark
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "JCA Traill 1938.".

    Credit
    Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    101.2014
    Copyright
    © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Jessie Traill

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  • About

    Jessie Traill is among the most celebrated Australian etchers of the early 20th century. She studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and from 1907-09 in London under Frank Brangwyn, whose choice of industrial subjects and etching style was a great influence on her.

    She exhibited etchings from 1908, with subjects ranging from urban and industrial to pastoral, and won international prizes for her prints. She was a member of the influential Australian Painter-Etchers' Society following her return to Australia in 1920; this etching was exhibited in their 1938 annual exhibition in Sydney.

    Traill moved to England in 1937 and remained there for the duration of World War II. While she was not directly occupied with the war effort, her etchings from that period reflected the times, with several images of the industrial ship-building city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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