Christian WALLER, Ex Libris Fritz Hart. Enlarge 1 /1

Christian WALLER

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

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

Ex Libris Fritz Hart. c.1926 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: medium-weight white wove paper on medium-weight white wove paper, subsequently laid down on backing sheet of medium-weight bone wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: print-run unknown

Edition Notes: Bookplate for the English born Australian composer and Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874-1949), who was friends with the artist. On the lower right of the verso of the backing sheet part of another backing has subsequently been laid down.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image on sheet (b) in black pencil, 'Christian Waller'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 15.2 h x 10.9 w cm sheet (a) 15.2 h x 10.9 w cm sheet (b) 15.9 h x 11.5 w backing sheet 16.7 h x 12.5 w
Acknowledgement: Gift of Roger Butler 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.610
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Bookplate (ex libris)
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.