- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Sleeping woman 1990
- Description of Featured Image
- A fair-haired sleeping woman is depicted in right profile against a dark background, her head resting on a pillow. She wears a sweater, and her arms are folded.
- Where Made
- Dunmoochin, Cottles Bridge
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Etching and burnishing on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Cream BFK Rives paper. Other papers mentioned in notes on this work in Amor’s intaglio record books: white BFK Rives paper.
Image size: 88 x 152 mm
Matrix size: 88 x 153 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
- Four states. Nominal edition of ten, 1990, but, according to Amor’s intaglio record books, only two impressions were printed and numbered.
- Niagara Galleries & NETS Victoria 1993–94: Niagara Galleries & NETS Victoria, Melbourne, Rick Amor & the Graphic Arts, Victorian and Tasmanian tour, 1993–94, no. 25.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: four state impressions, numbered 1 through 4.
- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: ed. 2/10 (2007.693).
The subject of this etching is Meg Williams, the artist’s partner, whose likeness here is immediately recognizable. The etching was not done from life, but is based on two drawings in Amor’s 1988–89 sketchbook: one is of the head and torso, in left profile, the other of the sleeve and its folds.
The progression of states shows a shift from light towards darkness, as the face in repose evokes deep sleep.
- Meg Williams, Portrait, Woman
Record last updated 13/07/2017