Christian WALLER, [Greetings from] Roy Shepherd. Enlarge 1 /1

Christian WALLER

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia 1894 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1954

  • England and Europe 1929-30
  • United States of America 1939-40

[Greetings from] Roy Shepherd. c.1932 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: medium-weight buff wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: print-run unknown

Edition Notes: This work appears to have been trimmed from a greeting card commissioned by Roy Shepherd. An impression of the card is held at the Ballarat Art Gallery and includes a printed section above the image with the text ‘Greetings From’, and it has a similar format to the prints in Waller’s ‘The Great Breath: a book of seven designs’. Roy Shepherd MBE (1907-1986) was renowned Australian musician.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Christian Waller'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 15.3 h x 7.5 w cm sheet 15.7 h x 7.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.608
Provenance:
  • With the artist at her death in 1954.
  • Collection of Klytie Pate, niece of the artist.
  • Gift to Roger Butler, from Klytie Pate, 1978..
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, 1993.