Michael ESSONMichael KEMPSONCICADA PRESS, Don't criticise the flowers. Enlarge 1 /1

Michael ESSON

Aberdeen, Scotland born 1950

  • Australia from 1977


Kapunda, South Australia, Australia born 1961

printer, intaglio


commenced 2003

print workshop (organisation)

Don't criticise the flowers. 2004 Place made: College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Selwyn Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, open biting and aquatint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick off-white wove Velin Arches 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: right-to-print proof
Edition: edition of 20; plus 1 right-to-print proof, 3 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Michael Esson '04'. Titled centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'DON'T CRITICISE THE FLOWERS'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'B.A.T.'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 59.4 h x 28.9 w cm sheet 74.2 h x 42.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th anniversary, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1549.125
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Cicada Press, Sydney, 2007