Mitzi SHEARER, The organ grinder Enlarge 1 /1


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

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

The organ grinder 1986 Place made: Bill Young Studios, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Creation Notes: 1986, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: thick white wove Arches BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: 'BFK RIVES FRANCE'
Edition State: published state
Impression: 1/10
Edition: edition of 10

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Shearer '86/88'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, ' 'The organ grinder' '. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '1/10'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, Bill Young Studios, Melbourne
Dimensions: plate-mark 11.6 h x 11.8 w cm sheet 34.0 h x 30.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1992
Accession No: NGA 92.869
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 1992.