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Salvatore ZOFREA

Borgia, Italy born 1946

  • Australia from 1956

Song of the bellbirds [Bellbirds at Kurrajong] 2007-08 Description: large woodcut print comprised of 9 panels

Collection Title: Zofrea, Salvatore. 'Song of the Bellbirds'. Sydney: the artist, 2008.
Page: collection record
Place made: Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in black ink, from nine blocks Support: thin off-white kozo paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 10; plus 5 hand-coloured, 5 artist's proofs and 1 printer's proof

Edition Notes: 'This large woodcut is made by carving 9 blocks to make a complete image and joining the resulting printed sheets without margins. The separate sheets of paper are joined in three rows of three. / cut from blocks of marine plywood / printed on Kozo paper in black Schminke water based ink / [coloured sets are] hand coloured with powdered fresco pigment mixed with water and caseine binder applied from the verso of the print.' [Anne Ryan, Salvatore Zofrea: Days of Summer, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, 2009, p. 62]
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image (overall) 178.5 h x 292.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.232.1-9
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, 2010.