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Graeme PEEBLES

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1955

  • Europe 1976-77

Bill YOUNG

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1952

printer, intaglio

Remnants of the last supper. 1981 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper mezzotint, printed in cyan black ink, from one plate Support: paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: printers proof
Edition: edition of 35

Edition Notes: The artist notes: The plate was initially etched five times in Dutch mordant for the top and bottom linear sections. Next, the central section with the rendered images was worked over sixty times with a 50-point mezzotint rocker till it printed entirely black. The main still-life objects were then added in, using an etching scraper, followered by the background drapery. Finally, the highlights were polished with a burnisher until they appear white. The total time taken to do the plate was ten months. [Art and Australia, vol.19, no.4, 1982, p.402.]
Dimensions: plate-mark 61.5 h x 90.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.90
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, March 2002.