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Christian WALLER

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

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

Study for 'The Lunar Pitris'. 1931 or 1932 Place made: Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: medium-weight bone wove paper

Edition Notes: This is a study for the print 'The Lunar Pitris' from 'The Great Breath: a book of seven designs' (1932). A copy of the book is in the NGA collection: IRN 39108, accession no. 76.722.23.1-10.
Primary Insc: not signed, not dated. inscribed upper edge as part of image, black pencil, 'The.Lunar.Pitris'. inscribed lower edge as part of image, black pencil, 'Who sent down the first germ of intelligence'.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '066'.
Dimensions: sheet 36.8 h x 20.3 w cm image 31.8 h x 13.7 w cm sight 32.4 h x 13.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.208
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Important Women Artists [gallery], Melbourne, 1977.