Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1912 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1994

not titled [Greeting card: The Express Printery, Bacchus Marsh]. c.1956 Description: folded greeting card
Place made: RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in blue black ink, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer’s mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed verso lower right in pen and black ink, '...Mary Macqueen'. Not dated. Inscribed verso upper right to lower right in pen and black ink, 'All good wishes for / Xmas & New Year / from/ ...'. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, 'Local Printers Bacchus Marsh - MM'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 11.4 h x 15.2 w cm sheet (folded in half) 11.4 h x 15.2 w cm sheet 11.4 h x 30.3 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1956.0010 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | undesignated impression
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.207
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Greeting card: Christmas
Image rights: Courtesy Paulette Calhoun, for the estate of Mary Macqueen
  • 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.