Hamilton, Victoria, Australia born 1955


Australia 1948 – 1992

printer, lithographic


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Crucible 1988 Place made: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone. Support: thin cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2
Edition: 2 editions of 5; plus 4 trial proofs, 1 artist's proof, 4 printer's proofs, 3 lettered proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right corner in image in black pencil, 'Ruth Johnstone/88'. Signed verso lower right corner 'Ruth Johnstone 88'. Titled verso lower centre edge 'Crucible'. Inscribed verso lower lower left corner 'VPW II'.
Secondary Insc: No blindstamp.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 2655'
Dimensions: printed image 95.2 h x 64.5 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 95.2 h x 64.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.2655
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.