Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1890 – 1947

  • England, Europe 1921-23, 1928-29, 1931

The joke. 1932 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in colour inks, from four blocks (cobalt blue, yellow ochre, red, brown ink) Support: buff oriental laid tissue paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'E.L. Spowers - 1932'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'The Joke' Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '2/50'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 19.8 h x 17.4 w cm sheet 26.2 h x 21.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1932.0002 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | 2/50
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.131
Subject: Australia, Art style: Grosvenor school linocuts
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney, 1976.