Ruth JOHNSTONENeil LEVESONVICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP, Baptism by fire Enlarge 1 /1

Ruth JOHNSTONE

Hamilton, Victoria, Australia born 1955

Neil LEVESON

Australia 1948 – 1992

printer, lithographic

VICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

Baptism by fire 1986 Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone Support: thick grey wove Arches BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower right corner, 'BFK RIVES / FRANCE' and infinity symbol.
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof 2
Edition: edition of 12; plus 1 trial proof, 1 right-to-print proof, 4 artist's proofs, 1 printer's proof, 2 workshop proofs, 1 presentation proof

Edition Notes: Production funded by the Meyer Foundation.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Ruth Johnstone 86'.Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Baptism by fire'.Inscribed with impression details lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'V.P.W. II'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'VPW' [within rectangle]
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'APW 2656'
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 83.0 h x 64.2 w cm sheet (irreg deckle) 112.6 h x 76.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Australian Print Workshop Archive 2, purchased with the assistance of the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.431.2656
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the Australian Print Workshop (formerly the Victorian Print Workshop), Melbourne, 2006, where the work was produced.