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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia 1869 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1936

The auditorium. 1922 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: cream laid Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark left side, 'ARCHES [partial]'
Edition State: published state
Impression: presentation proof

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Shirlow'. not dated. not titled. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'To Grace / with regards'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed verso top centre in black pencil, 'The Auditorium'. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '63'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 27.6 h x 12.6 w cm sheet 34.6 h x 17.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1941
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Gift to Grace Croll (wife of Shirlows biographer R.H.Croll), from the artist, Melbourne, 1922.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Prouds Art Gallery, Sydney, August 1979.