1. Island Trader 'Oliver' being refitted in Berry's Bay. 2. "Oliver" Island Trader Berry's Bay 1937


Austin Harold Platt (1913 - 2003)

$A 1,450

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S/N: PM-AA-PLATT-148–221127

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1. Island Trader ‘Oliver’ being refitted in Berry’s Bay. 2. “Oliver” Island Trader Berry’s Bay 1937




Austin Harold Platt (1913 - 2003)


Pencil drawing with faint occasional spotting, remains of tape residue at top sheet edge, otherwise in good condition. Etching in fine condition.


Pencil drawing & etching

Image Size: 

x 216mm


Original pencil drawing, titled in pencil signed and dated 1936 lower left  SOLD WITH the etching of the same subject numbered 38/50 signed lower right.

A rare example of an artist’s original preliminary work and the finish etching.

Austin Harold Platt (1913 - 2003)

Platt was born in Perth and had most of his brief education in New Zealand. He began his apprenticeship as an artist at the age of 20, when he worked and studied commercial art at Cedric Emanuel's studio in Sydney, in the same building as Sydney Long's studio. Cedric gave Austin lessons in etching at the Emanuel home in Dover Heights. Platt also studied at the Sydney Art School, the Royal Art Society, Maud Sherwood's Sketch Club and at East Sydney Technical College, in such company as Long and Dattilo Rubbo. He went to Melbourne to sketch schools after the Collegiate Etching and Fine Arts Studio began to sell etchings of schools.

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