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Murray GRIFFIN

Malvern, Victoria, Australia 1903 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1992

  • Malaya 1941-43

The fossicker 1932 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thin cream laid paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 10/50
Edition: edition of 50

Primary Insc: Signed on image lower right in white gouache 'MG [in black square]'. Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Murray Griffin '32'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ''The Fossicker''. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '10/50'.
Dimensions: printed image 16.2 h x 21.5 w cm sheet 25.0 h x 27.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with assistance from the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2003
Accession No: NGA 2003.49
Provenance:
  • The artist untill his death in 1991.
  • By descent to Nicholas Griffin, the artist's son, Melbourne, 1991.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne, 2003.