Eric THAKE, The coffin life-buoy. Enlarge 1 /1


Auburn, Victoria, Australia 1904 – Geelong, Victoria, Australia 1982

The coffin life-buoy. 1932
Collection Title: Moby Dick.
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: light-weight cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 11/31
Edition: edition of 31

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Eric Thake 1932'. titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ' 'The Coffin Life-Buoy' (MOBY DICK)' inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '11/31'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 21.0 h x 25.6 w cm sheet 25.1 h x 31.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.1274
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Leonard Joel, Melbourne, May 1983.
  • From the auction, ' Australian Graphics', Melbourne: Leonard Joel, 19 October 1982, lot 8.