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John DENT

Penrith, New South Wales, Australia born 1951

  • Europe 1973-74

Tribute to George Baldessin 1980 Materials & Technique: prints, etching and aquatint, printed in black ink, from one plate; with rolled colour inks over four hand-cut stencils Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 3; 2 right-to-print proofs; 1 artist's proof

Edition Notes: Use of aquatint from shaped plate.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Dent 1980'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ''Tribute to George Baldessin''. Inscribed with edition detail lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'ARTIST Proof'. Inscribed lower left to lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'writing [underlined] ink - [illegible] sepia: stencil colours [underlined]. lad red. white. ultramarine blue: Rolled colour White + Yellow ochre throughout: blended 4" either side oxide of / then Indian / red at the / edges / [illegible]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '25'. Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, ''.Printed at Bruno Leti's studio - 3 prints editioned.'.
Dimensions: plate-mark (irregular) 88.0 h x 48.9 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 95.9 h x 59.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2015
Accession No: NGA 2015.1682
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Peter Perry, Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Victoria, 2014.