Somerset, England born 1938

  • France 1961-63
  • Europe 1971, 1974-75
  • Australia from 1976

Martin KING

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1957

printer, lithographic


commenced 1989

print workshop (organisation)

There is no desert but was once a name - Jabes. May - July 1997 Description: Single image comprised of four parts, to be exhibited together as one linear work.
Place made: Australian Print Workshop, 210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from five stones [or plates] Support: white Velin Arches 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2/2
Edition: edition of 40; plus 2 unique state proofs hand-coloured by the artist numbered 1/1, 4 artist's proofs, 2 workshop proofs, 2 presentation proofs

Primary Insc: signed lower right on image (sheet D) in black pencil, 'John Wolseley'. not dated. Titled lower centre on image (sheet B and C) in black pencil, 'There is no desert/ but was once a name - Jabes'. inscribed with impression details lower left on image (sheet A) 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 1364.A-D'
Dimensions: printed image (a) 74.4 h x 45.4 w cm printed image (b) 74.4 h x 51.2 w cm printed image (c) 74.4 h x 45.4 w cm printed image (d) 74.4 h x 51.0 w cm printed image (overall) 74.4 h x 193.0 w cm sheet (a) 74.4 h x 45.4 w cm sheet (b) 74.4 h x 51.2 w cm sheet (c) 74.4 h x 45.4 w cm sheet (d) 74.4 h x 51.0 w cm sheet (overall) 74.4 h x 193.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.1364.A-D
Image rights: © John Wolseley. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.