Franki SPARKE, They barked and barked but it never moved Enlarge 1 /1


Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1953

They barked and barked but it never moved Place made: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper stamped-print, printed in black ink, from one rubber block: hand-coloured in gouache Support: cream wove paper

Primary Insc: Titled printed upper centre within image in black ink, 'THEY BARKED/ AND BARKED/ BUT IT NEVER MOVED'. not dated. signed lower right edge within image in black pencil, 'F Sparke'.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 12.5 h x 9.8 w cm sheet 26.9 h x 19.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Daphne Morgan 2005
Accession No: NGA 2005.474
Image rights: © Franki Sparke
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Daphne Morgan, Queensland, August 2005.