Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67


Wellington, New South Wales, Australia born 1940

printer, intaglio

  • Italy, England 1968-72
  • Europe, Japan 1978-79

Bird and billabong 1976 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, engraving and aquatint, printed from in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: Creme Velim Arches 250 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: 'ARCHES FRANCE'
Edition State: published state
Impression: 16/30
Edition: edition of 30
Place Published: Sydney: Port Jackson Press

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Olsen 1976'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Bird & Billabong'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '16/30'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 33.0 h x 40.2 w cm sheet 52.4 h x 75.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.482
Image rights: © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Port Jackson Press, Sydney, August 1976.