Timothy AKIS, Man i sori long meri i indai  [Man mourning for his dead wife]. Enlarge 1 /1

Timothy AKIS

Tsembaga, Simbai Valley, Madang District, Papua New Guinea 1940 – 1984

Man i sori long meri i indai [Man mourning for his dead wife]. [Papa i hamamas long tupela pikinini [A happy man with his two children]] 1977 Place made: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Creation Notes: 1985, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper photo-screenprint, printed in black ink, from one stencil Support: thick white hot pressed paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: second edition 5B/100
Edition: The letter "B" after the impression number indicated that the print is from the 2nd printing of 1985

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'By late Akis'. not dated. Titled lower centre left below printed image in black pencil, 'Papa i hamamas long tupela pikinim.' inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '5B/100'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 58.0 h x 40.5 w cm sheet 64.0 h x 50.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | png.23 | impression
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.487
Subject: Papua New Guinea, Art style: Contemporary, From 1968
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from PNG Art Advisors, Sydney, June 1991.