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Jörg SCHMEISSER

Stolp, Germany 1942 – Canberra, Australia 2012

  • Australia from 1976

The girl who ate a baby 1971-1972
Collection Title: Schmeisser, Jörg. Japanese folk legends. The artist, 1971-72.
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thin smooth brown laid Iwano Ichibei paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark lower left, 'design composed of four lines'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 21/60
Edition: edition of 60

Edition Notes: Eri Wanajo, Curator, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, has identified various seals used by the artist throughout this portfolio: [Syu-mai-sai] is a transliteration of 'Schmeisser'.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Jörg / Schmeisser / 72'. stamped with artist's square-seal [Syu-mai-sai] lower right below image in red ink. not titled. inscribed with edition details lower right below printed image in black pencil, '21/60'. inscribed lower right below printed image in black pencil, '7 [enclosed within circle]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 40.4 h x 37.0 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 68.5 h x 48.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Keiko Schmeisser 2014. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2014.188.9
Image rights: © Jorg Schmeisser
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Keiko Schmeisser, the artist's widow, Canberra, 2014