- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- The river at Burnley 1991
- Description of Featured Image
- Spanning a river is a low, slightly arching bridge supported by three pillars. Behind it are electricity pylons and cables, as well as industrial cranes, and, in the centre, two large bare shrubs. Although inscribed as a bon à tirer impression, this is actually an impression of the third and final state of this print.
- Where Made
- Dunmoochin, Cottles Bridge
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Etching, open-bite etching and drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Arches paper with watermark: ‘ARCHES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 201 x 310 mm
Matrix size: 202 x 307 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. No edition.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: two state impressions, numbered 1 and 2; bon à tirer impression.
This etching is based on a pencil drawing, dated 5 April 1991, made on site, by the Yarra River at Burnley, an industrial inner suburb of Melbourne; however, the print is oriented in the reverse direction.
The subject of E.042 was essentially complete in the first state. Amor re-etched the plate in the second state, to create a stronger image, and added drypoint to the bridge’s pillars so as to introduce a greater tonal balance between the upper and lower halves of the composition. In the third and final state, he fine-tuned the tonal balance by burnishing an area at the lower left of the image.
- Bridge, Burnley (Melbourne), Inner suburb, River, Yarra River, Melbourne
Record last updated 15/02/2021