Florence HIGGS

Victoria, Australia 1918 – 2006

  • England 1960 Australia 1962-64

Rock pool. 1956 Place made: RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in colour inks, from four blocks Support: thin cream wove lithographic paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: trial proof
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Florence M. Higgs'. not dated. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'Rock Pool.'. inscribed lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Trial Proof'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'Higgs 9'.
Dimensions: printed image 15.6 h x 21.4 w cm sheet 23.6 h x 23.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.183
  • Collection of Harry Rosengrave (1899-1986).
  • The collection of 501 prints by 33 artists was formed in the 1950s and 60s, by the Melbourne artist Harry Rosengrave. Many of the prints were gifted or exchanged with his contemporaries who used the facilities of the print room of RMIT, Melbourne. The collection was well known among artists and the public had the opportunity to view many of the prints when they were exhibited at Hawthorn City Art Gallery, 10-25 May June 1979. Some of the prints in the collection suffered from smoke and water damage when the shed in which they were stored was set on fire. Rosengrave subsequently trimmed some sheets. The Australian National Gallery began negotiations with Rosengrave in 1973. These negotiations were resumed in 1985, the year before the artist’s death. Negotiations then continued with the family, facilitated by Niagara Lane Gallery, who had presented a retrospective of the artist’s prints in 1980.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the Rosengrave family, Melbourne, February 1986.