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Edwin Tanner

The Engineers, 1954

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oil on linen

79.00 x 98.50

signed and dated 'Edwin Tanner / 1954' u.l.; inscribed on reverse of backing 'Power House / Edwin Tanner / 1953 - 1954

Provenance:

Mr A. Herpe, Melbourne (as Power House);
Christies, Melbourne, 24/11/1999 lot 126, (as Water Power Engineers);
Private Collection, Melbourne since then;
Menzies (label verso, as Water Power Engineers, Dec 2011 lot 20)

Exhibited:

The Arts Festival, Fine Arts Exhibition, Olympic Games, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 18 November - 15 December 1956, (as The Engineers, label verso);
Edwin Tanner Retrospective, The Age Gallery, Melbourne, 18 - 29 October, 1976, no. 77 (as Water Power Engineers)

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Further works by the Artist

A religious drawing on the finest paper money can buy / the paper is french [therefore] this is a french letter by an honest engineer

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Brown line unsure of its way

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Gravity winning quietly

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on pink paper, 62.00 x 48.00

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Home is where one starts from / jereckon?

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on buff paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Dropping a line home from away

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

Pastel on grey paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Red Line Bouncing at the Middle

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 50.00

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Black and white coming in / plopping and falling / white / purple fence sitter tries to / climb from possible conflict

Edwin Tanner

c. 1960

pastel on orange card, 74.50 x 54.50

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(Engineering Drawing)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1953

pencil and magnesium carbonate on grey , 40.50 x 95.00

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The Maths Teacher

Edwin Tanner

1952

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 64.00

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In Memoriam

Edwin Tanner

1957

oil on canvas, 90.00 x 110.00

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Explorer

Edwin Tanner

1960

oil on composition board, 106.50 x 122.00

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Castaways

Edwin Tanner

1960 - 1961

oil on board, 122.00 x 162.50

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Lady Killer among the Clergy - Homage to Wittgenstein

Edwin Tanner

1961

PVA and carborundum on board, 121.00 x 142.00

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Payne's Grey - The colours that make it

Edwin Tanner

1975 - 1976

acrylic on canvas, 167.00 x 183.00

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“I think that the river is a strong brown god – sullen untamed and intractable” but wholly devoid of fish Snakes & Ladders

Edwin Tanner

1972

pastel on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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Disillusioned drawing. Summoning up Courage

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on coloured paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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Landing bird, using rudder as air brakes, gently

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel and ink on paper, 75.00 x 55.00

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Untitled ( Nude Study)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1952

pencil on paper, 57.50 x 43.50

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Untitled (Propositional calculus)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1965

pastel and ink on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Untitled (interior)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1960

pastel and ink on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Comings and goings and missing out

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 50.00

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Mining Boom

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on coloured paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Red line bouncing at the middle

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 50.00

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Untitled (Propositional calculus)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1965

pastel on paper, 74.00 x 53.00

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Anubis

Edwin Tanner

1976

acrylic on canvas, 106.50 x 96.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.