Mitzi SHEARER, Oh, what a circus! Enlarge 1 /1


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

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

Oh, what a circus! [The circus] 1980-87 Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from two plates, hand-coloured Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: final proof

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Shearer 80/87-/-'. Inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Printed & Coloured/ in 1991'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Oh, What a Circus!'. Inscribed lower left 'Final Proof'.
Dimensions: plate-mark (overall) 17.6 h x 25.8 w cm sheet 32.0 h x 40.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1995
Accession No: NGA 97.1599
  • Gift of the artist through her estate to the NGA, September 1997.