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Title

Sapling forest

1962

Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Date
    1962
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    watercolour, gouache across two sheets
    Dimensions
    57.0 x 77.4 cm image / sheet overall
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., watercolour "Fred Williams". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1964
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    WA10.1964
    Copyright
    © Estate of Fred Williams

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  • About

    This delicate, airy watercolour is from the 'Saplings Series' of 1962-68, in which Williams' vision of the landscape became increasingly abstract. The harmoniously blotted gouache and watercolour washes suggest an ambiguity in the relationship between the trees and their background, while the delicate tones and dappled application of colour evokes the play of sunlight in the forest.

    © Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Melbourne

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 6 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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