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Stanley PALMER

Turua, Thames, New Zealand born 1936

Creek, punga and cloud - Karamatura 1970-1971 Place made: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in intaglio in black ink, from multiple bamboo blocks; over aquatint, printed in colour inks, from three plates Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 11/60
Edition: edition of 60; 5 artist's proofs

Edition Notes: this print uses an intaglio technique, allegedly invented by Palmer, where a bamboo shoot is split, flattened, engraved, then printed with a simple press. See Peter Cape, Prints and Printmakers in New Zealand (Auckland: Collins, 1974)
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right beneath image in black pencil, 'SA Palmer. 1970-71. Inscribed lower left beneath image in black pencil, 'Creek, Punga and Cloud - Karamatura. 11/60'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 57.1 h x 43.2 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 77.4 h x 59.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2012
Accession No: NGA 2012.702
Subject: Landscape: water
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Kees Hos, Victoria, 2012.