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

Oceania. 1945 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: very 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 within printed image, 'Eric Thake 1945'. Titled lower centre within printed image, 'Oceania'. Inscribed on verso of original backing board, 'The chair was made from the / upswept prow of a canoe. / Cut from sketches drawn on Noemfoor Is. Geelvinck Bay. N.W. New Guinea 1945'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 38.4 h x 21.0 w cm sheet 45.2 h x 28.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.266
  • Purchased by the Acquisitions Committee (Australian National Gallery), from the artist 1973.