Henri VAN RAALTE
England 1881 – Australia 1929
Australia from 1910
Tuarts of the South-West.
11/31 , published state
edition of 31
no manufacturer's mark
Signed lower right below image in pencil, 'H. van Raalte'. Not dated. Titled lower left below image in pencil, 'Tuarts of the South West'. Inscribed lower lower centre below image in pencil, 'No 11 of 31'.
printed image 39.5 (h) x 27.0 (w) cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
In Western Australia in the early decades of the twentieth century the prominent etcher was Henri van Raalte. After migrating from England in 1910, he worked in the south-west timber industry for several years and his later prints refer to his experiences of this time, including his well-known drypoints of majestic Western Australian gum trees. In 1921 he moved to Adelaide to take up the position of Curator at the Art Gallery of South Australia, but continued to produce prints until his death in 1929.