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Title

Untitled

(circa 1940)


Artist

Francis Lymburner

Australia

11 Jun 1916 - 10 Oct 1972


About

Francis Lymburner was from a generation of figurative painters including Jean Bellette, Paul Haefliger, David Strachan and Eric Wilson who became known as the 'Sydney group' from their inaugural exhibition in 1945. Their romantic and lyrical work was influenced by European art and culture, and was centred on the bohemian house 'Merioola' in Woollahra, where many of them lived and worked in the 1940s.

Lymburner was a consummate draughtsman who drew constantly, and his etchings display the same facility of line. He first experimented with prints while a student in Brisbane in the 1930s, and later in Sydney where he made about six etchings in the 1940s. Proofs printed at the time are now rare, and etching plates found in the artist’s estate were re-printed by Diana Davidson at the Whaling Road Studio, North Sydney in 1986, including 'Reclining female nude'.

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


Details


Date

(circa 1940)


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, black ink with plate tone on white wove paper


Edition

Unknown


Dimensions

10.6 x 7.5 cm platemark; 15.4 x 13.4 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Therese Winter 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

13.1995


Artist information

Francis Lymburner

Works in the collection

36


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 67 (colour illus.). cat.no. 99