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181 Fred Williams Australian 1927-1982
Decorative Panel. You Yangs Number 2, 1965-1966. Counterproof etching with drypoint, aquatint and flat biting, editioned 11/14 and signed in pencil in lower margin, 19.3 x 10.5cm. Old mount burn, missing portion and old tape to upper and lower edges of paper.
Ref: Mollison #213, second state. A counterproof is a print taken off from another just printed, which, by being passed through the press, gives a copy in reverse. Ref: Wiki.

182 Eric Wilson Australian 1911-1946
[Study for "Hospital Theme" Series], c1942. Double-sided drawing with pencil, ink and crayon, 15.6 x 9.2cm. Minor perforations. Framed.

Born in Annandale, NSW, painter Eric Wilson studied under Henry Moore, after winning a travelling art scholarship in 1937. Wilson returned to Australia after travelling through Europe and began creating works in the cubist style. In 1940 Wilson commenced teaching abstract painting at East Sydney Technical College and exhibiting with the Contemporary Group. As a conscientious objector to the war, he was attached to Sydney's Lidcombe State Hospital where he worked as a ward attendant from 1942 to 1944. Ref: AGNSW.

183 Hardy Wilson Australian 1881-1955
[City View Framed By Archway], c1920s. Watercolour with pencil, signed lower centre, annotated verso, 25.7 x 22cm. Minor paper remnants and pinhole to right edge.
Annotation concerning framing includes the name "Carl Norland."

184 Rex Wood Australian 1908-1970
Proteas, c1934. Hand-coloured linocut, titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 13.5 x 10.5cm. Minor paper loss to image centre right and lower left, uneven margins.
Rex Wood was born at Laura, South Australia and studied at the South Australian School of Art under Mary Packer Harris. He produced many linocuts during the late 1920s and 1930s, exhibiting prints with the Society of Arts in Adelaide. In 1938 he left for Europe and studied art in London. He lived in Portugal before returning to Australia in 1956. Ref: AGNSW.

185 Blamire Young British/Australian1862-1935
Autumn Days, 1910. Ink drawing on card, signed lower left, titled, dated "25/4/10" and annotated with poem in ink and pencil, with letterpress publishing receipt attached verso, 28.2 x 23cm. Minor soiling, pinholes to margins.

Annotations include Young's address at "Grange Road, Toorak, Victoria." The handwritten poem reads "The autumn days for me/The pools of water/The tree-song of a bird/That nature taught her." An accompanying page of The Lone Hand from March 1, 1911, shows this drawing and poem together.

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