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Robert ROONEY

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1937

MOONFLOWER PRESS

1950s

publisher (organisation)

Skipping Rhymes 1956 Description: Bound book of [18] pages with five linocuts printed in two colours, publishers device on last page.

Collection Title: Skipping Rhymes: A collection of Australian skipping rhymes collected and illustrated by Robert Rooney. Melbourne: Moonflow Press, 1956.
Page: collection record
Place made: Swinburne Technical College, John Street, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, artist's books, ink; paper linocuts, printed in colour, each from two blocks; letterpress text Support: thin off-white wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 9/24
Edition: edition of 24

Primary Insc: signed on colophon upper centre right in black ink, 'Robert Rooney'. inscribed with edition details on colophon upper centre right in black ink, '9'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed inside cover upper right in black pencil, '20/-'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 25.0 h x 19.4 w cm book (open) 25.0 h x 38.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 2008
Accession No: NGA 2008.64.1-18
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Artist's book
Image rights: © the artist
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, 2008