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Title

The exhibition

1900
printed 1967

Artist

Sir William Nicholson

England

05 Feb 1872 – 16 May 1949

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Sir William Nicholson/Bridgeman Art Library

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    Artist information
    Sir William Nicholson

    Works in the collection

    12

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  • 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.

  • Provenance

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

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

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