Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1934 – Launceston, Tasmania, Australia 2016

  • England, Europe 1959-61, Canada 1978

Boy with a bicycle 1964 Place made: Reed Street, South Melbourne St John Street, Melbourne Launceston, Victoria Tasmania, Australia Australia
Creation Notes: 1965, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from two abutted copper plates Support: cream wove T.H. Saunders paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 4/10
Edition: edition of 4 printed in sepia ink in Hobart 1964; edition of 10 printed in black ink in Launceston 1965

Edition Notes: The plates were produced in 1964 while the artist was living at Reed Street South Melbourne. Impressions were printed in sepia ink in October 1964 at Battery Point, Hobart. The edition was printed at the artists studio, St John Street, Launceston in 1965. In the 2002 reissue of the Melbourne drypoints, printed by John Loane, Viridian Press, the two plates were printed on seperate sheets and titled Bicycle I, and Bicycle II
Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Bea. M.'. no date. Titled lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Boy with a Bicycle'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '4/10'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark (a) 10.2 h x 7.6 w cm plate-mark (b) 10.2 h x 7.6 w cm image (overall) 10.2 h x 15.4 w cm sheet 28.8 h x 26.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.485.30
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Hobart, 1976.