- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- City building 1990
- Description of Featured Image
- Two nineteenth-century buildings are depicted in a civic garden setting, one in the middle distance at right, the other in the mid left distance. In front of the building at right are two trees and in the centre left distance is a palm tree. The sky is filled with dark clouds. The subject has been etched in soft-ground etching, with line etching added in this the final state.
- Where Made
- Dunmoochin, Cottles Bridge
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Soft-ground etching, open-bite etching and line etching on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Papers mentioned in notes on this work in Amor’s intaglio record books: white, buff and cream BFK Rives papers and Stonehenge paper.
Image size: 86 x 152 mm
Matrix size: 88 x 152 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Dunmoochin studio, Cottles Bridge.
- Summary Edition Information
- Three states. Nominal edition of ten, but only two impressions printed and numbered, 1990.
- Niagara Galleries 1990: Niagara Galleries, Richmond (Melbourne), Rick Amor, opened 19 June 1990 [closing date not recorded], no. 20, ed. 1/10.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: three state impressions, numbered 1 through 3; AP.
- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: ed. 2/10 (2007.613).
This view is based on a pencil drawing done on site in a sketchbook and dated 3 May 1989. It depicts Parliament House, Melbourne, looking towards the Old Treasury Building and the Treasury Gardens. The etching follows the drawing faithfully but is oriented in reverse direction.
The subject began with the spirited line of soft-ground etching, to which open-bite tone was added in the second state. A thin and wiry line of etching was introduced in the third and final state, but the whole retains the energetic delineation of the drawing.
In proofing the etching, Amor experimented with papers of different colours, but, in the end, he did not print a full edition.
- Gardens, Landscape, Melbourne, Old Treasury Building, Melbourne, Parliament House, Melbourne
Record last updated 01/08/2017