Lesbia THORPE, Inuit masks - and Bella Coola spoke first. Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

  • Europe 1960-62, 1972-75
  • Taiwan 1976-78

Inuit masks - and Bella Coola spoke first. 1995 Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple hand-cut stencils Support: thin smooth off-white wove Japanese style paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 5/8
Edition: edition of 8

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE 1995'. Artist's stamp lower right within printed image in red ink, '?????? [Taiwanese approximation of Lesbia Thorpe, translates as 'Topu Risibia']'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Inuit masks - And Bella Coola spoke first'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '5/8'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 47.2 h x 40.2 w cm sheet 53.4 h x 48.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1343
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Queensland, October 2007.