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(circa 1920s)


Percy Leason

Australia, United States of America

25 Feb 1889 – 11 Sep 1959

  • Details

    (circa 1920s)
    Media category
    Materials used
    etching, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper
    12.7 x 17.6 cm platemark/sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Purchased 1991
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Percy Leason

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    Artist information
    Percy Leason

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Percy Leason was best known in the 1920s as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist, but also produced a small group of modest, sensitive etchings of rural subjects. He had moved to Sydney from Melbourne to work for Sydney Ure Smith’s advertising firm Smith and Julius, and it is possible that Ure Smith encouraged him to etch. He exhibited “The water cart” in the first exhibition of the Australian Painter- Etchers’ Society in 1921, drawing a cartoon of the occasion for the ‘Bulletin’ magazine.

    The title of “Landscape” is descriptive; it has also been reproduced with the titles “Pastoral” and “Evening”. The Gallery
    has the plates for both etchings in the collection.

    from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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