Mary MACQUEEN, Air graphic. Enlarge 1 /1

Mary MACQUEEN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1912 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1994

Air graphic. 1976 Place made: East Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks on recto and verso, from six zinc plates; lithograph, printed in colour inks on verso of backing sheet, from multiple plates [rejected 'Hattah Lakes' proof used as backing sheet] Support: thin smooth cream wove Japanese paper; medium-weight smooth white wove paper [backing sheet]
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof 2
Edition: edition of 8

Edition Notes: Artists comment: 'Air graphic' printed on Japanese lightweight paper (c. 374 grams) is in six colours on zinc. The first plate, printed in black, is taken from notes drawn from the air. Two greens, printed on the reverse of paper, suggest ground pattern. A linear plate in ochre indicates roads and byways. Two more colours, red-orange and opaque blue-grey complete the design. Opaque colour, clear surface colour and reverse of paper colour, give a slight suggestion of third dimension. My press, an adapted mangle recently motorized, has steel rollers replacing those of wood, through which runs a steel and wood bed with a rubber blanket. Though not perfect, it has proved an efficient press. Art [& Australia, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 153, summer 1981, 153]
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right on image in black pencil, 'Mary Macqueen 76'. titled lower left on image in black pencil, 'Air Graphic'. inscribed lower left on image in black pencil, 'A/P II'. inscribed lower left on image in black pencil 'X'. inscribed lower left on image 'A/P [partially erased']. inscribed verso on backing sheet lower right on printed image, ''Hattah Lakes' / Mary Macqueen 79'. inscribed verso on backing sheet lower left on printed image, 'A/P A/P1'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 45.6 h x 59.8 w cm sheet 45.6 h x 59.8 w cm backing sheet 49.7 h x 64.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1976.0001 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | artist's proof 2
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1984.
Accession No: NGA 84.2221
Image rights: Courtesy Paulette Calhoun, for the estate of Mary Macqueen
Provenance:
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Melbourne, December 1984.