Jörg SCHMEISSER, Crabclaw Enlarge 1 /1


Stolp, Germany 1942 – Canberra, Australia 2012

  • Australia from 1976

Crabclaw [Crabclaw [black and white]] 1997 Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, aquatint and drypoint, printed in blue-black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove Hahnemühle paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower right corner, image of rooster with shield within circle [Hahnemühle].
Edition State: published state
Impression: state proof
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Jörg / Schmeisser / '97'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'CRABCLAW'. Inscribed with edition details lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'STATEPROOF'. Inscribed lower right corner in black pencil, '499'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 24.8 h x 20.7 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 39.8 h x 35.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Keiko Schmeisser 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2014.147
Image rights: © Jorg Schmeisser
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Keiko Schmeisser, the artist's widow, Canberra, 2014