George Barker - print maker
This work was purchased at the exhibition "George Barker - Works on Paper" at Watters Gallery 10 to 27 Sept 1997. The work was also exhibited in "Less is More : More or Less" at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in 2012.
" This ‘extravagant’ etching, only one print taken from the plate, with its fragmentary forms and markings, appeals to a love of nature’s randomness but it is also evocative of the Japanese “long black ship” scroll from 1854, depicting the American ‘long black’ ships and Commodore Perry’s visit to Shimoda Harbour. " Max Dingle 2012