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Eirene MORT

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1879 – Bowral, New South Wales, Australia 1977

  • England 1899-1905
  • Italy 1926

X for the creatures said to abound in the depths of the sea...Y is the young-'un of Dugong 1907 Description: Block for alphabet

Collection Title: Australian animal alphabet
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper letterpress printed labels, recto and verso printed in blue ink Support: paper on wooden block
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. Printed labe verso, ' X for the creatures said/ to abound in the/ depths of the sea, that/ are yet to be found. Y is the Young-'un of/ Dugong a specimen,/ which ever you like of/ these terms you address/ him in'.
Dimensions: printed image 4.4 h x 4.4 w cm sheet 5.2 h x 5.2 w cm printing block 5.2 h x 5.2 w x 1.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1995
Accession No: NGA 95.1.23
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Treasure Island Books, Sydney, 1995.