Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1942
Sideshow in Burlesco, Nimrod. [1st version]
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
prints, posters, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple stencils Support: thin white wove lithographic paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Edition: print run of 50
Edition Notes: Nimrod commissioned eight posters from Martin Sharp each with a typical print run of 100. Seven were issued to promote productions staged at the theatre. “They also commissioned a poster to commemorate their 10th birthday, 'Nimrod 10', which features Ginger Meggs in an Al Jolson pose. Nimrod re-issued all eight posters Martin did for the theatre as a set in 1982, edition of 1000. Both editions were printed by McGregor's. In the second edition the printmakers prepared new stencils and printed the works on higher quality paper than the original print run."
[information from Ric Davidson, Nimrod staff 1982-84. 8 September 2009.]
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower centre in pen and ink, 'SHARP.79'.
Inscribed lower left corner iof sheet n pen and ink, '17/50'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions
printed image 102.0 h x 46.2 w cm sheet 102.0 h x 46.2 w cm
: Purchased 1981 Accession No
: NGA 81.173 Subject
: Theatre poster
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, 1981.