Patrick HENIGANJohn LOANEVICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP, The prodigal son (eats with the pigs) Enlarge 1 /1


Staffordshire, England born 1925

  • Australia from 1950


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

The prodigal son (eats with the pigs) 1985 Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick cream wove Hahnemuhle paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower left corner, image of rooster with shield within circle [Hahnemühle].
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2
Edition: edition of 10; plus 1 artist's proof, 1 printer's proof, 2 workshop proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Patrick Henigan 1987'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ' The Prodigal Son / He eats with Pigs'.Inscribed with edition details lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'APW PROOF II'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW' [within rectangle].
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 1957'
Dimensions: plate-mark 36.5 h x 29.5 w cm sheet 78.0 h x 54.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.1759
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.