Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1937


commenced 1989

print workshop (organisation)

The handkerchief 1957 - 2001 1957 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Creation Notes: 2001, June, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: smooth white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2/2
Edition: edition of 25; plus 2 workshop proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'ROBERT ROONEY 2001'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'THE HANDKERCHIEF 1957-2001'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'APW 2/2'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right corner 'APW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 848'
Dimensions: printed image 32.0 h x 23.5 w cm sheet 52.0 h x 35.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.848
Image rights: Courtesy of Tolarno Galleries
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.