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Bea MADDOCK

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1934 – Launceston, Tasmania, Australia 2016

  • England, Europe 1959-61, Canada 1978

not titled [design for New Parliament House poster]. 1988 Materials & Technique: prints, posters, screenprint, printed in colour inks by the four colour process, from four stencils Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's amrk.
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right edge in black pencil, '1988. / Bea. Maddock.'. no titled. inscribed below image lower left to lower right in black pencil, '... "He becomes familiar with the beauty of loneliness. Whispered / to by the myriad tongues of the wilderness he learns the / language of the barren and the uncouth, and can read / the hieroglyphs of the haggard gum-trees, blown into odd / shapes, distorted with fierce hot winds, or cramped with cold / nights when the Southern Cross freezes in a cloudless sky of ivy blue".. / Marcus Clarke. / Artists [sic] proof for the New Parliament House. Canberra.'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscritpions.
Dimensions: printed image 57.7 h x 51.5 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 91.0 h x 67.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of David Archer 2016
Accession No: NGA 2016.441
Provenance:
  • Collection of the artist at her death, subsequently bequeathed to David Archer, 2016.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from David Archer, Launceston, 2016.