Arthur BOYDJohn LOANEVICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP, Double figure with shark head and horns (Elektra backdrop). Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

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

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

John LOANE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950

printer, intaglio

VICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Double figure with shark head and horns (Elektra backdrop). 1985 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2nd edition, workshop proof 2
Edition: 1st edition of 25, plus 5 artist's proofs. 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 titled. not dated. 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 871'. Inscribed verso, pencil, '#3'
Dimensions: plate-mark 34.8 h x 40.3 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 53.3 h x 59.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.871
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
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.