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Arthur BOYD

Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959


Tel Aviv, Israel born 1932

The hunters set out to trap the unicorn [A]. 1975
Collection Title: Arthur Boyd, The lady and the unicorn, a portfolio of 24 etchings, Melbourne, Torlano Galleries, 1975.
Title Notes: First etching to accompany Perter Porter's poem of the same name.
Page: no. 8
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, aquatint and drypoint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: heavy wove paper, Barcham Green Imperial 300 lb mould made water leaf paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/45
Edition: The edition is 52 sets, numbered 1 to 45, and 7 artist's proofs.Three of these sets are hors commerce and four are lettered A to D. Ten sets have the text in French. All prints are signed by the artist.

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black penci, 'Arthur Boyd'. not dated. inscribed lower left below plate-mak in black pencil '2/45'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions
Dimensions: plate-mark 60.2 h x 42.4 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 78.6 h x 57.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.267.8
Image rights: Reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the publisher Torlano Galleries, Melbourne, 1978.