An image of Sapling forest

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Sapling forest

Location
Not on display
Further information

This delicate, airy watercolour is from the 'Saplings Series' of 1962-68, in which Williams' vision of the landscape became increasingly abstract. The harmoniously blotted gouache and watercolour washes suggest an ambiguity in the relationship between the trees and their background, while the delicate tones and dappled application of colour evokes the play of sunlight in the forest.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Place of origin
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Year
1962
Media
Watercolour
Medium
watercolour, gouache across two sheets
Dimensions
57.0 x 77.4 cm image / sheet overall
Signature & date

Signed l.r., watercolour "Fred Williams". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1964
Accession number
WA10.1964
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams