Raymond ARNOLD

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950


Paris, France commenced 1957 – 2006

print workshop (organisation)


France born 1954

printer, intaglio

Blood and bone / Haemorrhage poem. 1998-1999
Collection Title: Memory/History
Place made: Atelier LaCouriere et Frelaut, Montmartre, Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed intaglio and relief in colour, from two plates Support: white wove Velin Arch 400gsm cotton rag paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof II
Edition: Edition of 10

Dimensions: printed image 140.0 h x 70.0 w cm sheet 140.0 h x 70.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 2000
Accession No: NGA 2000.91
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Bett Gallery, Hobart, April 2000.
  • 'At Le Hamel I witnessed the inauguration of a memorial to the Australian soldiers who served in the First World War. A procession of villagers filed up over the crest of the hill to participate in the ceremony. Young French and Australian soldiers arrived to form the Guards of Honour for politicians and officials from France and Australia. The soldiers formed up to carry the wreath/bodies into the remembrance ceremony. This book has become my contribution. Memory becomes history.'
    Raymond Arnold, 1999

    Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra