Mitzi SHEARER, The circus Enlarge 1 /1


Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 1909 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1995

  • Austria 1932-35
  • South Africa 1936-76
  • Australia from 1976

The circus 1980 Title Notes: Alternative title 'Oh, what a Circus' - Edition of 84/92, 1/2; final proof 80/87//91; 2/2 84/92
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from two plates Support: thin cream wove paper
Edition State: 1st state
Impression: proof

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Shearer '80'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Circus'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Proof 1st Stage'.
Dimensions: printed image (overall) 16.8 h x 26.0 w cm sheet 25.4 h x 37.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1995
Accession No: NGA 97.1723
  • Gift of the artist through her estate to the NGA, September 1997.