Mitzi SHEARER, Once upon a time Enlarge 1 /1


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 and drypoint, printed in black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured in watercolour Support: textured cream wove paper
Impression: Unique no.1

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below plate mark in black pencil, 'Shearer '79/83'. titled 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.1'. inscriptions beneath current editioning and title erased.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 18.3 h x 20.0 w cm sheet 29.2 h x 35.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1995
Accession No: NGA 97.1515
  • Gift of the artist through her estate to the NGA, September 1997.