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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.