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Christian WALLER

Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia 1894 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1954

  • England and Europe 1929-30
  • United States of America 1939-40

The Great Breath: a book of seven designs. 1932 Description: a bound book of 12 leaves with linocut text and 7 linocuts tipped in, the three fold cover covered in green fabric

Collection Title: The Great Breath: a book of seven designs, by Christian Waller. Melbourne: Golden Arrow Press, 1932
Page: collection record
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, a hand-bound pamphlet-stitched book of 12 leaves with linocut text and 7 linocuts tipped in, the three fold cover covered in green fabric with additions in gold paint, bound with green cord, linocuts, printed in black ink, each from one block Support: various, see individual entries
Edition State: published state
Impression: 57/150
Edition: proposed book edition of 150 (only about 30 bound up, the numbering was not chronological but based on the numerology of the purchaser); additional proofs.
Place Published: Melbourne: The Goldern Arrow Press

Dimensions: book (open) 44.9 h x 76.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.722.23.1-10
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Thirty Victoria Street [gallery], Sydney, 12 October 1976, part of a group of 65 prints by various artists.