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Title

Sydney from Milson's Point

(1924)


Artist

John Goodchild

England, Australia

1898 - 1980


About

John Goodchild studied art at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts under Fred C Britten, an etcher, in 1920. Over the next decade he studied and worked in England and Australia, making his first etchings in London in 1921, where he studied engraving at the Central School of Arts and Crafts.

Goodchild tended to work mostly in his studio from drawings although later he sometimes worked directly onto his plates in the presence of his subject. His most concentrated period of etching was in Australia between 1922 and 1925, when he made at least fifty prints of landscape and architectural subjects in Adelaide and Sydney.

Returning to London in 1926 Goodchild taught at the Central School while continuing his studies in printmaking, including
lithography and engraving.

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


Details


Other Title

Sydney from Milsons Point


Date

(1924)


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed in black ink with pale plate tone on ivory laid paper


Edition

15/40


Dimensions

17.9 x 30.6 cm platemark; 25.5 x 36.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "John C. Goodchild.". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1959


Location

Not on display


Accession number

DA37.1959


Artist information

John Goodchild

Works in the collection

14


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 30, 30 (colour illus.). cat.no. 39