Lesbia THORPE, Mud mud beautiful mud there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

Mud mud beautiful mud there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. 1995 Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in colour inks, from two blocks Support: medium-weight smooth grey wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/6
Edition: edition of 6

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE 1995'. Artist's stamp lower right below printed image in red ink, '?????? [Taiwanese approximation of Lesbia Thorpe, translates as 'Topu Risibia']'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, '"Mud Mud, Beautiful Mud / Theres nothing quite like it for cooling the Blood"'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '2/6'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 27.0 h x 40.6 w cm sheet 38.2 h x 50.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1331
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Queensland, October 2007.