- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Path in the gardens 1993
- Description of Featured Image
- A path curves uphill from the lower left, through a garden with large trees. On the crest of the hill is a tall street lamp. The crowns of several trees are visible over the crest of the hill. In the foreground at right, a figure walks along a forking path; in the middle distance is a second figure, who walks on the central path. The sky is filled with billowing clouds.
- Where Made
- Dunmoochin, Cottles Bridge
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: BFK Rives paper with watermark: ‘BFK RIVES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 114 x 125 mm
Matrix size: 114 x 130 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
- Two states. Nominal edition of ten, but only two impressions printed and numbered, 1993.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: one state impression, numbered 1; bon à tirer impression; ed. 1/6.
- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: ed. 2/6 (2007.658).
Amor recalls that this drypoint was based on a drawing, now lost, of the Fitzroy Gardens, a public park on the edge of central Melbourne. The drawing served also as the model for a woodcut, In the gardens, 1993, which depicts the same rise in the Fitzroy Gardens, but from a slightly different perspective.
In making these two prints, Amor has in each case harnessed the expressive potential of the particular technique used: in the drypoint, there has been an expressive, graphic scoring of the copper plate, and, in the woodcut, an energetic, angular cutting of the block.
For other intaglio prints by Amor that depict Fitzroy Gardens subjects, see cat. nos E.007, E.071 and E.136.
- Fitzroy Gardens, Gardens, Landscape
Record last updated 18/08/2017