Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1913 – Canterbury, Victoria, Australia 1986

  • Aotearoa New Zealand 1939-40
  • England, Europe 1949-52


Dunolly, Victoria, Australia 1906 – Glen Waverly, Victoria, Australia 1986


Brace-boy ... first step to the pits. 1947
Collection Title: The miners, a set of six linocuts, Melbourne: the artist, 1947.
Page: no.6
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thick cream wove M.G. lithographic paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 22/50
Edition: edition of 50, printed by James Flett
Place Published: Melbourne: [The Artist]

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Noel Counihan '47'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Brace-boy ...first step to the pits'. Inscribed lower centre below printed image in black pencil, '22/50'.
Dimensions: printed image 22.0 h x 15.6 w cm sheet 51.0 h x 38.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.166
Subject: Australia, Art style: Social Realism
  • Purchased by the Acquisition Committee of the future Australian National Gallery, from Langsam Galleries, Melbourne, April 1974.