Perth, Western Australia, Australia 1901 – 1988

  • Europe 1924-27

The cow shed, Balingup. 1922 Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, drypoint, printed in warm black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin cream laid paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: proof
Edition: edition unknown

Edition Notes: There is a related drawing in a private collection titled, 'Hansel and Grethel'. See Chapman (1990), 10a. Mollie Lukas the artist's cousin was the model for both children.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'B.D. Darbyshire'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right edge in black pencil, '11/12 x 11 pal'. Inscriptions now lost, 'Signed on backing board, upper centre in black pencil, 'Beatrice D. Darbyshire'. Not dated. Inscribed on label on backing upper centre in black pencil, 'Class D. / Etching (Drypoint) / 'The Cow-Shed Balingup' / (Western Australia / Beatrice. D. Darbyshire / 4 Rheolm St, Perth, W.A.'. [Worksheet dated 9-10/4/1980]
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.8 h x 15.8 w cm sheet 19.2 h x 22.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.951
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the Estate of the artist, Perth, May 1980.