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Title

Untitled

(circa 1940)

Artist

Francis Lymburner

Australia

11 Jun 1916 - 10 Oct 1972

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Francis Lymburner

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  • 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

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