Building the Harbour Bridge VI: Nearly complete
29 Jul 1881 - 15 May 1967
etching, foul biting, printed in brown ink with plate tone on cream wove paper
37.7 x 14.7 cm platemark; 45.5 x 22.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "JCA Traill 1931".
Not on display
© Estate of the artist. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Where the work was made
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990
Metropolis, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 18 Dec 1999–02 Apr 2000
Bridging Sydney, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, 16 Dec 2006–29 Apr 2007
Sydney Moderns, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jul 2013–07 Oct 2013
Referenced in 7 publications
Deborah Edwards, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Moderns', pg. 103-104, Sydney, 2000, 114 (colour illus.), 302.
Denise Mimmocchi, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'Icon of modernity: the Sydney Harbour Bridge', pg. 154-163, Sydney, 2013, 161 (colour illus.), 316, 324.
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. 39
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.
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 49 (colour illus.). cat.no. 70
Peter Emmett, Metropolis, Glebe, 1999. Exhibition guide, brochure format.