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Title

Carting gravel, New South Wales

1935

Artist

E Warner

Australia

1879 – 1968

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shifting gravel
    Date
    1935
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, black ink on white wove paper
    Edition
    11/50
    Dimensions
    21.3 x 27.0 cm platemark; 25.6 x 31.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, pencil "E. Warner".
    Signed and dated within plate to print l.l. in reverse, "E Warner '35".

    Credit
    Purchased 1935
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    6328
    Copyright
    © Estate of E Warner

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    Artist information
    E Warner

    Works in the collection

    17

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  • About

    E. Warner was among the most prolific printmakers of the 1920s and 30s, exhibiting with the Australian Painter-Etchers' Society from 1923 as well as holding several solo exhibitions. His etchings and bookplates were frequently reproduced in 'Art in Australia' during the period, and he also made etchings under the pseudonyms G Marler, J Dodd, C Jack and Breuton. In addition, Warner produced colour woodcuts in collaboration with his brother, signed 'The Warners'.

    Warner favoured landscapes, cityscapes and images of bush life, often with an emphasis on rural labour. 'Shifting gravel' is typical of Warner's etchings of the time, printed from a cleanwiped plate to produce a sharp contrast between the clean black of the etched line and the white of the paper lending the work a sun-bleached, almost photographic quality.

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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by E Warner

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