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John DENT

Penrith, New South Wales, Australia born 1951

  • Europe 1973-74

Difficult to please 1980 Materials & Technique: prints, etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right below printed image, '[square with design in interior] FABRIANO [vertically along border]'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Dent 1980'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Difficult to please.'. Inscribed with edition detail lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'artist proof'. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, '$250 [inverted]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '21.'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 30.0 h x 19.8 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 42.0 h x 27.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2015
Accession No: NGA 2015.1678
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Peter Perry, Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Victoria, 2014.