John PERCEVALNeil EMMERSONMarian CRAWFORDAUSTRALIAN PRINT WORKSHOP, Watching Halley's comet Enlarge 1 /1

John PERCEVAL

Bruce Rock, Western Australia, Australia 1923 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2000

  • England 1963-65

Neil EMMERSON

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1956

printer, intaglio

  • Europe 1987-88

Marian CRAWFORD

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1955

printer's assistant

AUSTRALIAN PRINT WORKSHOP

commenced 1989

print workshop (organisation)

Watching Halley's comet February 1989 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black and yellow ink, from two plates Support: cream wove Arches Velin paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2/2
Edition: edition of 100; plus 1 right-to-print proof, 10 artist's proofs, 4 printer's proofs, 2 workshop proofs, 3 presentation proofs

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Perceval '89'. not titled. inscribed with impression details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'APW 2/2'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 779'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.0 h x 12.4 w cm sheet 38.2 h x 27.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.779
Subject: Collection: The Australian Print Workshop [formerly Victorian Print Workshop] archive of Australian prints 1981 - 2002, acquired 2002.
Image rights: © John Perceval. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2002, where the work was produced.