Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 1879 – Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia 1966

  • England 1903-12, 1914-21

The tame bird. 1916 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone Support: cream wove paper subsequently mounted on cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition of 50

Edition Notes: A watercolor by Proctor of the same subject and almost identical measurements (30.0 x 30.0) with the title 'Summer of rememberce', was offered at auction in 'Imprtant Australian and international works of art', Sydney: Deutscher and Hackett, 2 May 2012, lot 60.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Thea Proctor'. not dated. titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'The Tame Bird'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right edge in black pencil, '20 x 171/2 5/- 25703'. inscribed verso centre of backboard inverted in black pencil, '25603/ 20 x 171/2'. inscribed verso lower right corner of original backing board, '698'.
Dimensions: printed image 30.8 h x 28.6 w cm sheet 41.2 h x 33.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.1326
Image rights: © Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Important Women Artists [gallery], Melbourne, November 1978.