Mitzi SHEARER, Too desperate to care Enlarge 1 /1


Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 1909 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1995

  • Austria 1932-35
  • South Africa 1936-76
  • Australia from 1976

Too desperate to care 1980 Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: cream wove Kent paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: T & IH KENT
Impression: 2nd proof

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Shearer '80'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'To Desperate to Care'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '2nd Proof'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 49.9 h x 23.8 w cm sheet 55.6 h x 38.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1992
Accession No: NGA 92.842
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 1992.