John OLSENAUSTRALIAN PRINT WORKSHOP, Papageno and the birds Enlarge 1 /1


Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67


commenced 1989

print workshop (organisation)

Papageno and the birds 1992
Collection Title: Opera Australia folio 1992.
Place made: Australian Print Workshop, 210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple stones Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 150

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'John Olsen 92'. titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Papageno & the Birds'. inscribed with impression details lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'AP.'
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right corner 'APW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 2591'
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 28.0 h x 26.1 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 52.0 h x 49.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.2591
Image rights: © John Olsen. 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.