John MATHER, Aboriginal woman Enlarge 1 /1


Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1848 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1916

  • Australia from 1878

Aboriginal woman 1895 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in red-brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: Signed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'J. Mather'. Titled lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Aboriginal Woman'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 11.8 h x 8.0 w cm sheet 28.1 h x 22.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of D M Desouker 1961
Accession No: NGA 61.34
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938 Aboriginal Australians: Portrait, female
  • With the artist until his death in 1916.
  • Collection of D. M. Desouker, England, by descent.
  • Gift to the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.), from D. M. Desouker, England, August 1961.