Original Diazo (dyeline) Plates
From these original plates on coated linen Elizabeth Durack went on to produce some 100s of prints all of which she finished in watercolour, with variations.
Before the late 1960s diazo, dyeline or blue printing was the only low cost means of reproducing drawings. It was a method used mainly by architects and engineers but also by some fine artists including Andy Warhol early in his career. MacDougall Brothers in Howard Street, Perth, were leading printers in the field and it was through them that Elizabeth Durack obtained the base for her prints.
Subsequent advances in printing technology supplanted the diazo process and the paper ...
This section contains examples of the 40 or so watercolour prints, individually signed and hand-finished by Elizabeth Durack from c195165. Most depict women and children in Kimberley landscape. Many were re-drafted from paintings of the 1940s. Among the best known and most popular are The Kid, Ivanhoe Morning, Station boy and Angelina.
The prints were popular. They were uneditioned and sold for modest sums. Frequently placed in sunny domestic settings many have faded over the years. For almost 15 years they were ...
Prints Four colour for sale
Three examples of well-known works available for purchase.
Red Narga and Breaking Colts were produced from copper plates on wooden blocks in 1950, West Wind with the technology current in 1980. A few copies of each remain with the estate. All carry the estate stamp.
Allow approximately 10 days for delivery within ...
Prints Giclee for sale
Examples of paintings released as giclee prints in 2012 with certification from the estate of Elizabeth Durack.
Produced on Hahnemuhle 100% acid free cotton rag 308gsm, the prints are available in individual sizes as specified; each has a generous border. Prints are despatched in secure mailing tubes. Allow two to three weeks for delivery within Australia.
Larger or smaller sizes may be available on ...