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


1914 – 1998

printer, relief

  • working 1940s


printing firm (organisation)

Desiderata or That hollow-log at Alice Springs. 1948 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 right below printed image in black pencil, 'Eric Thake, 1948'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ' 'Desiderata' or 'That hollow-log at Allice Springs' '.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 12.8 h x 17.2 w cm sheet (folded in half) 14.7 h x 18.6 w cm sheet (open) 14.7 h x 37.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.257.8
Subject: Australia, Printed ephemera: Greeting card: Christmas
  • Purchased by the Acquisitions Committee (Australian National Gallery), from the artist 1973.