The Fisherman (A Study). Henri van Raalte, 1881–1929 Aust.
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The Fisherman (A Study)

1921. Etching, titled, monogramed and dated in plate lower right, numbered “1” [of an unknown edition], titled and signed in pencil in lower margin, 16.4 x 25.5cm. Minor surface loss due to insect damage to upper and lower edges of image, glue remnants and missing portions to margins.

Image held in the National Gallery of Art. “Considered to be one of the best printmakers of his time, [Henri] van Raalte’s principal subjects were bush landscapes, dominated by giant gum trees, sometimes with human figures. He experimented with photography and became involved with complex methods of creating colour aquatints.” Born and trained in London, van Raalte emigrated to Western Australia for health reasons. He taught art at the University of Western Australia and was the curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. He was the director of the Art Gallery of South Australia from 1922 to 1926, where he “developed the print collection, reporting that 2500 prints were then in the working catalogue. Following disagreement with the Board of the Art Gallery, van Raalte resigned in 1926, retiring to live at Second Valley...” Ref: carrickhill.sa.gov.au.

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Item #CL202-33

Price (AUD): $1,150.00  other currencies

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