Grahame KING

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1915 – 2008

  • England 1947-51
  • England, United States of America 1967-70

Motif III. 1975 Place made: Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple stones [or plates] Support: hand-made Japanese paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof 6/6
Edition: edition of 6

Edition Notes: "The hand made Japanese paper that I am using produces a particular surface texture that I want, a much softer quality than the French papers. The irregularities of surface is a property of this paper... This plus the technical problems of scale and twelve times through the press are the reasons why I do not attempt a large edition'. Grahame King to Ruth Prowse, 30 July 1976, NGA 68/3914, f.21.
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Grahame King'. Dated lower left in black pencil, '...'75...'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Motif III ...A/P 6/6'.
Dimensions: sheet 152.5 h x 55.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.314
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Gallery Huntley, Canberra, 1976.