Frederick COVENTRY

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

  • Australia 1927-29
  • England from 1929

The temporary stairway. 1929-30 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: white laid F.J. Head paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower center, 'FJH'
Edition State: published state
Impression: 14/50
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 corner in black pencil, 'F H Coventry.'. not dated. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Temporary Stairway'. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '14/50'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 19.0 h x 13.8 w cm sheet 28.8 h x 20.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.1698
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, London, 1990.