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Title

Down under, Newcastle upon Tyne

1938


Artist

Jessie Traill

Australia

29 Jul 1881 - 15 May 1967


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.


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


Artist information

Jessie Traill

Artist profile

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Roger Arthur Butler (Editor), Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Traill, Canberra, 2013, 125 (illus.), 169. titled 'Down under, Newcastle'

Clare Temple, Foundation Newsletter #24, 'Curators' and coordinators' reports', pg. 8-11, Sydney, Jul 2014, 10.