Hans HEYSENJohn Sell COTMAN, Breaking the clod. Enlarge 1 /1


Hamburg, Germany 1877 – Mt Barker, South Australia, Australia 1968

  • Australia from 1884
  • Europe, England 1899-1903

John Sell COTMAN

Norwich, England 1782 – London, England 1842

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Breaking the clod. 1907 Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper monotype, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: cream wove Japanese vellum paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: unique impression; no edition

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 30.6 h x 20.4 w cm sheet 39.8 h x 30.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1291
  • With Leonard Joel Auction, Melbourne 23-25 May 1979, lot 689. Label of authenticity signed by the artist's son David Heysen.
  • Purchased by the Australian National gallery, from Joseph Brown Galler, Melbourne, June 1979.