Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1913 – Canterbury, Victoria, Australia 1986

  • Aotearoa New Zealand 1939-40
  • England, Europe 1949-52


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950

printer, intaglio


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia commenced 1981 – 1988

print workshop (organisation)

The good life. 1969 Place made: Victorian Print Workshop, 188 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, London Melbourne, Greater London Victoria, England Australia
Creation Notes: 1981, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate Support: cream wove Lana paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower left corner, '15=90/LANA'; upper right corner, image of a ram's head, in reverse
Edition State: 2nd state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 10
Place Published: Melbourne, Victorian Print Workshop

Edition Notes: Proof of the 2nd edition. The published 2nd State was in an edition of 10, the sun was hand-coloured.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Counihan '83'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, ' 'The Good Life', 2nd state,'. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'ed/10, A/P.'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 60.4 h x 42.4 w cm sheet 75.8 h x 56.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.1576
Subject: Australia, Art style: Social Realism
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Melbourne, 1984.