Kenneth JACK, Hotel outbuildings, Berwick Enlarge 1 /1

Kenneth JACK

Caulfield, Victoria, Australia 1924 – 2006

Hotel outbuildings, Berwick [Hotel yard, Berwick] 1953 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper line-engraving, printed in warm black ink, from one perspex plate Support: cream wove lithographic paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition: edition of 20

Primary Insc: signed in black pencil lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Kenneth Jack'. not dated. titled lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Hotel Yard'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso, 'Jack 13'.
Dimensions: printed image 7.6 h x 12.1 w cm sheet 11.2 h x 16.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.335
Image rights: © Kenneth Jack. Licensed by Viscopy
  • 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.