David ROSE

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1936 – Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia 2006

  • Europe 1964 - 1965

Clouds and sunshine, Bateau Bay 1980 Place made: 'Hillside', Peach Orchard Road, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from eighteen stencils Support: thick smooth white wove Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower, 'ARCHES/ FRANCE'
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 60

Edition Notes: Artist's comment: This print relates to an earlier series of prints, particularly to 'Rain, Bateau Bay', 1975. In this earlier print the graphic elements were emphasized, the headlands tied to the curved sea hoqizon, which was obscured by the advancing rain. The present print was based on a small colour sketch, done from memory, of a particular afdternoon light at Bateau Bay, the distant seas bright from sunlight, which also hit the headland, the near seas darker undercloud shadow. Eighteen successive colours were used, and all stencils prepared with water soluble gum, with no photo stencils. The graded sky was printed first, then the sea, with the nearest elements printed last (like a stage set of successive ink layers), using the capacity of a screenprint to range from the transparent washes of sky and seas, to the opaque ink on the headland. [Art & Australia Vol. 23, no.2. p.151. Summer 1985, p.151]
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'david rose 1980'. Titled lower left below printed image with black pencil, 'Clouds and sunshine, Bateau Bay'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'A.P.'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 42.0 h x 52.4 w cm sheet 80.6 h x 52.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1992
Accession No: NGA 92.611
  • Gift of the artist to the NGA, June 1992.