Arthur BOYD

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


  • England, Australia, Italy from 1959


Tel Aviv, Israel born 1932



commenced 1967

publisher (organisation)

The lady betrays the unicorn. 1973-74
Collection Title: Arthur Boyd and Peter Porter, 'The Lady and the unicorn, twenty-four etchings by Arthur Boyd'. Melbourne: Tolarno Galleries, 1975.
Page: no.12
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: 1975, published
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in green and buff inks, from one plate Support: medium-weight textured off-white wove Cranbrook paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right to upper right 'HANDMADE CRANBROOK [vertically along right border]'.
Edition State: unpublished proof
Impression: progressive proof
Edition: edition of 52 sets numbered 1 to 45; 7 artist’s proof sets

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '1[encircled]'. Inscribed upper left above printed image in black pencil, '[illegible]'. Inscribed verso upper left with Arthur Boyd's list number in black pencil, '102 [encircled]'. Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1975.3.841 [vertically along right border]'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 60.0 h x 42.5 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 81.9 h x 58.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Arthur Boyd gift, 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.3.841
Subject: Collection: The Arthur Boyd gift of his paintings, prints and drawings, 1975.
  • Gift to the Interim Council of the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, 1975.