Frederick COVENTRY, Apples and Birds of Paradise. Enlarge 1 /1

Frederick COVENTRY

Cheltenham, New Zealand 1905 – London, Greater London, England 1997

  • Australia 1927-29
  • England from 1929

Apples and Birds of Paradise. 1929-30 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: center left, image of legs and feet touching a ball, with floating hands
Edition State: published state
Impression: 19/50
Edition: edition of 50, not completed

Edition Notes: The artist notes: 'A few impressions only were printed and the plates were lost in the blitz on London in 1940'. [Artist to NGA, file 77/721, folio 16].
Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'F H Coventry'. not dated. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Apples & Birds of Paradise'. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '19/50'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower centre in ballpoint pen, '106 [crossed out]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 21.4 h x 16.7 w cm sheet 27.4 h x 22.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.1690
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, London, 1990.