Eric THAKEJohn GARTNERHAWTHORN PRESS, What a cow. Enlarge 1 /1


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


1914 – 1998

printer, relief

  • working 1940s


printing firm (organisation)

What a cow. 1945 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: light-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 left within printed image in black pencil, 'Eric Thake, 1945.' titled lower centre within printed image in black pencil, ' 'What a Cow!' '.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 17.4 h x 10.8 w cm sheet (open) 18.3 h x 14.6 w cm sheet (folded in half) 18.3 h x 29.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.257.5
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Greeting card: Christmas
  • Purchased by the Acquisitions Committee (Australian National Gallery), from the artist 1973.