'Under a glaring sun these man, clad in the scantiest costume, and with head and shoulders swathed in a bag, work cheerfully through the day, building a monument to the genius that enables Australia to maintain her place amongst the wheat-producing countries of the world'.
[from the catalogue to 'Exhibition of etchings by E. Warner. First series of 'Australia at work' together with some glimpses of our little known land'; Fine Art Society galleries, Melbourne, 20 November - 7 December 1935.]
etching on thin cream card
18.5 x 23.2 cm platemark; 21.0 x 25.8 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pencil "E Warner".
Signed and dated "E Warner '35" in plate, to print l.l. corner.
Gift of Charles Warner 2015
Not on display
Estate of E Warner
Shown in 1 exhibition
Referenced in 2 publications
Fine Arts Society Gallery, Exhibition of etchings by E. Warner. First series of 'Australia at work' together with some glimpses of our little known land, Melbourne, 1935. cat.no. 24; priced 1½ guineas
Josef Lebovic Gallery, Edward Warner (1879-1968), Australian printmaker, Paddington, 2009, 146-147 (illus.). cat.no. 205