Building the Harbour Bridge V: going up
29 Jul 1881 - 15 May 1967
etching, foul biting, printed in brown ink with plate tone on cream wove paper
40.8 x 25.0 cm platemark; 51.1 x 29.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "J.C.A. Traill 1930.".
Not on display
© Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Observing Sydney - Views of and from Observatory Hill, S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 07 May 1993–13 Jun 1993
Metropolis, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 18 Dec 1999–02 Apr 2000
Bridging Sydney, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 16 Dec 2006–29 Apr 2007
Stars in the river; the prints of Jessie Traill, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 16 Feb 2013–23 Jun 2013
Referenced in 6 publications
Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format.
Macushla Robinson, Stars in the river: the prints of Jessie Traill, 'Building the Harbour Bridge series', pg. 52-61, Canberra, 2013, 9, 58 (illus.), 59, 107, 116 (illus.), 146, 171 (illus.). NOTE: The text on page 107 speaks generally about Traill's Sydney Harbour Bridge works. 'Building the Harbour Bridge' series is specifically discussed on pages 56-60.
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 49 (colour illus.). cat.no. 69
John Slater, Through artists' eyes: Australian suburbs and their cities 1919-1945, 'Continuity and change', pg. 35-70, Melbourne, 2004, 59-60, 63, 74. Overall discussion of Traill's 'Bridge' etchings.
Susannah Smith, Look, 'Women's work: their diverse and significant contribution to the modernist art scene', pg. 13-15, Sydney, Aug 2013, 14.
Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 38