Lesbia THORPE, Once was a forest. Enlarge 1 /1


Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

  • Europe 1960-62, 1972-75
  • Taiwan 1976-78

Once was a forest. 1997 Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from multiple hand-cut stencils Support: thin tectured cream flecked Japanese-style paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 1/5
Edition: edition of 5

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE 1997'. Artist's stamp lower right within printed image in red ink, '?????? [Taiwanese approximation of Lesbia Thorpe, translates as 'Topu Risibia']'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Once was a forest'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '1/5'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 39.4 h x 38.0 w cm sheet 50.9 h x 46.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1349
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Queensland, October 2007.