Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1918 – 1999

  • France, England 1948-52

McLeod and mob in jail c.1956 Place made: South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: white wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof 2/20
Edition: edition of 20; plus artist's proof and new version edition 1/1

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'JWigley'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'McLeod + mob in jail'. Inscribed with edition details ower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'AP 2/20'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso in pen, ' 'McLeod and the Mob in Gaol'/ Etching by James Wigley/ Famous episode when Don McLeod & some of his/ aboriginal gang were gaoled in Port Hedland./ See McLeod's book How the West was lost/ Main aboriginal strike leaders - Dooley Bin Bin/ Clancy McKenna, Jacob Oberdoo/ Jim was not fully satisfied , and/ subsequently did a secon [sic] etching of/ the same subject, an edition of one,/ and gave it to me. [Burt King]'
Dimensions: printed image 25.0 h x 19.6 w cm sheet (sight) 28.8 h x 22.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia and Pacific Print Fund, 2008
Accession No: NGA 2008.85
  • Estate of Burt King.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne, 2008