Arthur BOYD

Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950

printer, intaglio


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Head, dog, moth and quarter moon c.1985 Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: thick cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2
Edition: 1st edition of 25, plus 5 artists proofs. It is possible that the whole edition was not printed. 2nd edition of 100; plus 1 right-to-print proof, 2 printer's proofs, 2 workshop proofs

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Arthur Boyd'. not dated. not titled. inscribed with impression details lower left corner in black pencil, 'V.P.W. proof II'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right corner, 'VPW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 855'
Dimensions: plate-mark 14.8 h x 14.0 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 37.0 h x 33.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.855
Subject: Collection: The Australian Print Workshop [formerly Victorian Print Workshop] archive of Australian prints 1981 - 2002, acquired 2002.
Image rights: Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2002, where the work was produced.