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Title

The exhibition

1900
printed 1967


Artist

Sir William Nicholson

England

05 Feb 1872 - 16 May 1949


About

NICHOLSON worked as a wood engraver, illustrator, theatre designer, painter and lithographer. From the mid 1890s he collaborated with his brother-in-law, James Pryde, on a series of posters and illustrated books broadly based on the poster style of Toulouse-Lautrec and Bonnard. He made his first appearance as a woodcut artist in the influential magazine, ‘The Dome’ 1897. Most of his experimentation with woodcut illustrations (characterised by effects of massed shadow and bold outline) came pre-1900, although he contributed to journals spasmodically until the 1920s. Nicholson’s later career was almost entirely spent painting. He was knighted in 1936.


Details


Dates

1900
printed 1967


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Dimensions

7.1 x 7.4 cm block; 16.0 x 14.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

153.2013


Artist information

Sir William Nicholson

Works in the collection

12


Provenance


Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013.

William Weston Gallery, London/England, Purchased by Kolenberg 1976