Christian WALLER, Pierrette - St. George and the Dragon [poster for] Enlarge 1 /1

Christian WALLER

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia 1894 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1954

  • England and Europe 1929-30
  • United States of America 1939-40

Pierrette - St. George and the Dragon [poster for] 1931 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, posters, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block; hand-coloured in brush and red ink Support: medium-weight buff wove paper on thin cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Edition Notes: Poster to advertise the operas 'Pierrette' and 'St. George and the Dragon' by Fritz Hart, that were performed at the Playhouse Theatre in Melbourne. Hart was friends with the artist. She designed a bookplate for him, an impression of which is in the NGA's collection: IRN 168404 accession no. 93.610.
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 36.4 h x 23.6 w cm sheet 41.0 h x 28.6 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 81.2880
Subject: Theatre poster
Provenance:
  • With the artist at her death in 1954.
  • Collection of Klytie Pate, niece of the artist.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, November 1981.