Bea MADDOCK, Christmas card: Swimmer 1981 Enlarge 1 /1


Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1934 – Launceston, Tasmania, Australia 2016

  • England, Europe 1959-61, Canada 1978

Christmas card: Swimmer 1981 1981 Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper photo-etching with aquatint, burnishing-out, roulette and drypoint, printed in yellow, red. blue and black inks, from four zinc plates; hand-written inscription Support: Arches Aquarelle paper

Primary Insc: Titled and dated lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, ' 'Swimmer' '81'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed inside and dated 1982. Printer's studio blind stamp lower right edge of sheet.
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.3 h x 10.0 w cm sheet (folded) 19.5 h x 13.4 w cm sheet (overall) 19.5 h x 39.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mary Page, 2010
Accession No: NGA 2011.131
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Greeting card: Christmas Australia, Sport: Swimming
  • Collection of Mary Page, gift of the artist Bea Maddock, 1971-2001.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Mary Page, Launceston, 2010.