Arthur BOYD, Double figure with shark head and horns (Elektra backdrop). Enlarge 1 /1

Arthur BOYD

Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999

  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959

Double figure with shark head and horns (Elektra backdrop). 1962-63 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 1st edition, artist's proof
Edition: 1st edition of 25, plus 5 artist's proofs. 2nd edition of 100; plus 1 right-to-print proof, 2 printer's proofs, 2 workshop proofs

Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Arthur Boyd'. not dated. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Artist Proof'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed upper right beside plate-mark in black pencil, '26 [encircled]'. Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '91D / 2/12 / 866 [?]'. Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, '42 [encircled]'. Inscribed on loose paper label in black pencil, '51. 505'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 34.9 h x 40.1 w cm sheet 39.6 h x 46.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift 1975.
Accession No: NGA 75.3.273
Subject: Collection: The Arthur Boyd gift of his paintings, prints and drawings, 1975.
Provenance:
  • Gift of the artist to the Interim Council of the NGA, February 1975.