Leonard HESSINGJanet DAWSONGALLERY A PRINT WORKSHOP, The Night is a Long Snake Enlarge 1 /1


Romania born 1931 – United Kingdom 2004

  • Australia


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1935

printer, lithographic

  • England 1957-59
  • Italy, France 1959-60


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1962

print workshop (organisation)

The Night is a Long Snake 1964 Place made: Gallery A Print Workshop, 275 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from three zinc plates Support: thick wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 13/50
Edition: proposed edition of 50, only 25 printed; plus additional proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right within image in black pencil, 'Hessing 64'.Inscribed lower left within image in black pencil, ' The night is a long snake'.Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '13/50'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blind-stamp lower left corner, 'A'.
Dimensions: printed image 57.4 h x 80.0 w cm sheet 57.4 h x 80.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1966
Accession No: NGA 66.61
  • Purchased by the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.), from an unidentified vendor, March 1966.