George BALDESSIN, Pears (silver version). Enlarge 1 /1


San Biagio di Callalta, Italy 1939 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1978

  • Australia from 1949
  • England, Italy 1962-63
  • Japan 1966
  • Brazil, France 1975-77

Pears (silver version). 1970 Place made: Winfield Building Studio, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: aluminium foil on thin smooth white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition of 25

Edition Notes: This image exists in at least two alternative forms. the earlier version, 'Pears (silver version)' from 1970 (IRN: 34294), is etched heavier than the later version, 'Pears version no.2' from 1971 (IRN: 49157). In at least two catalogues: Holloway, Lindsay (1983), and Kolenberg, J (1997), it is not clear which version they are refering to. In the case of Holloway/Lindsay, the picture they refer to as 'Pears (Silver Version)' (cat.61) is visibly inscribed on the work with 'Pears version no.2....George Baldessin 71'.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'George Baldessin 70'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Pears (Silver Version)'. Inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Edition 25'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 38.2 h x 38.2 w cm sheet 58.4 h x 58.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of George Baldessin, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.512
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Melbourne, December 1975.