C1930

[Macquarie Street]

Large and beautifully executed etching of Macquarie Street, Sydney from Parliament House to Hyde Park Barracks by Alfred Ernest Warner (1879-1968). Exihibtion history: 1923 Australian Painter-Etchers Society. Second [Melbourne] Exhibition Decoration Art Gallery (15 October 1923 – 29 October 1923) … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Macquarie Street]

Date:

C1930

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Etching signed lower right in pencil, number 44/60

Image Size: 

395mm 
x 207mm

Paper Size: 

432mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Macquarie Street] - Vintage Print from 1930

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1930

Description:

Large and beautifully executed etching of Macquarie Street, Sydney from Parliament House to Hyde Park Barracks by Alfred Ernest Warner (1879-1968).

Exihibtion history:
1923 Australian Painter-Etchers Society. Second [Melbourne] Exhibition Decoration Art Gallery (15 October 1923 – 29 October 1923)
1924 Catalogue of the Fourth Annual Exhibition of the Australian Painter-Etchers’ Society. Farmers Smoke Room (1 December 1924 – 13 December 1924)
1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge Celebrations Etching Exhibition by the Australian Painter-Etchers Society Education Department Gallery (21 March 1932 – 3 April 1932)

Collections:
Powerhouse-Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences: Object No.86/805
National Gallery Australia: LEGACY ID 1000013632

Alfred Edward (Ernest) Warner (1879 - 1968)

Warner was born in London 27 May 1879, and known as, ‘Teddy’ to friends. He studied printing and commercial art at a local Polytechnic college. He learnt the techniques of stone lithography, woodcut printing, etching, airbrush techniques and scraperboard. By the time he married, he ran his own commercial studio in London. In 1911 he travelled to Australia with his in-laws. Finding employment opportunities difficult, he moved to Auckland, New Zealand where he was head of job-printing at ‘The Star’. It was at this time he made his first etchings. Returning to Australia in about 1919, he worked as a commercial artist. In c.1922 he once more began etching and exhibiting, earning a considerable reputation for his work. In 1930 his daughter began to help in the studio preparing plates and printing and in 1936 he was joined by his son, who printed many works. In the mid 1930s Alfred Warner and his wife travelled in a caravan around NSW and Victoria collecting material for his prints. In the late 1930s he produced a series of colour linocuts. Designed by Alfred they were cut by his daughter and printed by his son - hence the signature, ‘The Warners’. During the depression years Warner also produced popular etchings under the pseudonyms RALPH MALCOLM WARNER, C. JACK, C. J. DODD, BRUETON, G. MARLER and G. MARTIN. There were also a range of unsigned cards. Warner also produced screenprints towards the end of the 1930s, having taught himself from American magazines. He specialised in producing photographic stencils and also sold screenprinting equipment that he designed and made. He does not seem to have made any relief prints and only a few etchings after 1938. Warner died in 1968. Roger Butler, Prints and printmaking NGA, 2009

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