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Title

Building the Harbour Bridge IV: the ants' progress, November 1929

1929

Artist

Jessie Traill

Australia

29 Jul 1881 – 15 May 1967

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  • Details

    Other Titles
    Sydney Bridge IV: The ants' progress, November 1929
    Building the Harbour Bridge IV: the ant's progress
    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1929
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching with foul biting, printed in brown ink on cream wove paper
    Edition
    2/25
    Dimensions
    39.8 x 25.2 cm platemark; 49.0 x 33.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JCA Traill 1929".

    Credit
    Purchased 1975
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    201.1975
    Copyright
    © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Jessie Traill

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    The Gallery has the complete set of Jessie Traill's celebrated series of etchings depicting the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, completed in the years 1927 to 1931. Traill's interest in this complex engineering feat was shared by a number of artists, including her close contemporary Grace Cossington Smith, attesting to the central place the construction of the bridge had in the life of the city.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 6 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 15 publications

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