Garden View - four

Rodney Fumpston, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1977.
About the Work
Looking at Rodney Fumpston’s work reveals a life devoted to printmaking practice. Along with the sensuous colours and richly nuanced surfaces, you’ll discover an artist of enormous discipline with the eye of a perfectionist.
While this may suggest an abiding interest in overcoming various technical hurdles and pleasure in solving printmaking puzzles, the final work is not intended to reveal difficulty and exertion, but rather to appear ‘light’ and effortless.
- from the introduction to 'Fumpston Prints', 2004, Sarjeant Gallery and touring
Image 490 x 425mm
etching and aquatint on paper
Steely blues and lines representing foliage make up most of the picture with one patch of creamy coral sky at upper left
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased with funds from the Friends of the Gallery Print Fund, 1981.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
26 Mar 1981


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