Argyle Cut, old Sydney
Leonard Beck was a commercial artist and printmaker active between the 1920s and 1950s. He made about twenty-five etchings and drypoints, usually with large editions of 100 impressions. This etching of the Argyle Cut is in the tradition of etchings of ‘old Sydney’, a popular subject with etchers from the
1880s through to the 1930s.
from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007
Argyle Cut Sydney
etching, drypoint, printed in black ink with plate tone on ivory laid paper
18.8 x 22.8 cm platemark; 25.0 x 28.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Leonard Beck". Not dated.
Not on display
Referenced in 1 publication
Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 21, 21 (colour illus.). cat.no. 27