Auburn, Victoria, Australia 1904 – Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1982


printer, relief


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

printing firm (organisation)

The itchy owl. 1941 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: medium-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Eric Thake 1941'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'The Itchy Owl'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 11.8 h x 7.9 w cm sheet (folded in half) 17.0 h x 12.7 w cm sheet (open) 17.0 h x 25.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.257.1
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Greeting card: Christmas
  • Purchased by the Acquisitions Committee (Australian National Gallery), from the artist 1973.