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Hermia BOYD

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1931 – 2000

  • England 1950-55,

Hesperos of all stars is the most beautiful. 1978
Collection Title: Sappho of Lesbos
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in black ink, from one circular plate Support: rice paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 5/30
Edition: proposed edition of 30 (but only 15 sets printed. The image 'Someone I tell you', printed only faintly, so it was decided to stop the edition at 15 and rework the plate. This did not eventuate).

Primary Insc: Signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Hermia Boyd 78'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Hesperos of all stars / is the most beautiful'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in blackpencil, '5/30'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 16.8 h x 16.8 w cm sheet 32.4 h x 51.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.841.8
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney, 1978.