- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Outlying district 1995
- Description of Featured Image
- A flat, bleak landscape with a low horizon and with a road receding into the distance. The road is lined with telegraph poles on the left, and tall posts on the right. There is a shallow pool of water at the right, and a cluster of tall city buildings can be seen in the far right distance. Although inscribed ‘5’, this is actually an impression of the second and final state of this print.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Etching and drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: BFK Rives paper with watermark: ‘BFK RIVES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 201 x 302 mm
Matrix size: 202 x 305 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- Two states. No edition.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: five state impressions, numbered 1 through 5; AP II.
This etching is based on a drawing done on the spot in the inner western suburb of Port Melbourne. Near Lorimer Street and Williamstown Road, in the vicinity of Webb Dock, the location at which Amor made his drawing is no longer accessible, as the area is now being developed as part of the expansion of the port.
There are two versions of E.097, corresponding to its two states: the first was executed in pure etching, while the second was extensively worked with drypoint. It is clear from the number of variant impressions that Amor printed, and from the fact that there was no edition of this work, that the artist had difficulty in obtaining the effect he wanted. The uniformly light etching of the first state was inadequate to the task of conveying spatial recession. This prompted extensive revisions in drypoint, but this major change brought its own challenges, as it meant that the printing process was not easy to control.
- City peripheries, Landscape
Record last updated 05/08/2017