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Title

Cobles at Staithes, Yorks

1910

Artist

John Barclay Godson

England, Australia

1882 - 1957

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Cobbles at Straithes, Yorks
    Date
    1910
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, printed in brown/black ink on cream laid paper
    Edition
    Unknown
    Dimensions
    15.7 x 26.9 cm platemark; 19.5 x 31.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "J.B.Godson/ 1910".

    Credit
    Purchased 1916
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    6213
    Artist information
    John Barclay Godson

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  • About

    John Barclay Godson arrived in Australia in 1914, having studied etching at the Royal College of Art in London under Sir Frank Short. He was a founding member of the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society, exhibiting twelve prints in their inaugural exhibition in 1921, including 'Cobles at Staithes'.

    Staithes is a seaside fishing village in north Yorkshire, where a distinctive fishing boat called a 'coble' was made. The town was also popular with artists around the turn of the twentieth century, with many visiting there to live and work. Godson continued to exhibit etchings through the 1920s and 30s, mostly of architectural and landscape subjects, including a number of waterside scenes.

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

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