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

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

Once upon a time 1979-83 Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate, hand-coloured Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 6/6
Edition: edition of 6 unique printings

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Shearer '79/83'. Inscribed lower centre below plate mark in black pencil, ' 'Once upon a time' (Hand-coloured in .'83)'. Inscribed lower left below plate mark in black pencil, 'Unique No.6.'. Erased inscriptions below current editioning and title.
Dimensions: plate-mark 18.4 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 17.6 h x 37.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1995
Accession No: NGA 97.1514
  • Gift of the artist through her estate to the NGA, September 1997.