C1934

St. Aloysius College. Sydney

Artist:

Austin Harold Platt (1912 - 2003)

Scarce etching  of St. Aloysius College. Sydney. Our etching is in an edition of 175 and is in Platt’s early handwriting unlike the example in the National Gallery which is numbered number 94/100 and was given by Platt in 1986 and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

St. Aloysius College. Sydney

Date:

C1934

Artist:

Austin Harold Platt (1912 - 2003)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original etching signed in pencil and numbered number 34 of 175

Image Size: 

322mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

380mm 
x 268mm
AUTHENTICITY
St. Aloysius College. Sydney - Vintage Print from 1934

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1934

Description:

Scarce etching  of St. Aloysius College. Sydney.

Our etching is in an edition of 175 and is in Platt’s early handwriting unlike the example in the National Gallery which is numbered number 94/100 and was given by Platt in 1986 and probably printed, titled and signed around that time when he was 74 years of age.  

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: 
Accession no NGA 86.723

Biography:

Austin Harold Platt (1912-2003)

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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