Lesbia THORPE, The cat and dragon Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

  • Europe 1960-62, 1972-75
  • Taiwan 1976-78

The cat and dragon 1977 Place made: Taiwan
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in colour inks, from multiple blocks Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/7
Edition: edition of 7

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE'. Artist's stamps lower right within printed image in red ink, '??? [artist's Chinese character name, translates as 'Lu Buwen']' / '[LB within square]'. Artist's stamp lower left within printed image in red ink, '?????? [Taiwanese approximation of Lesbia Thorpe, translates as 'Topu Risibia']'. Not dated. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'THE CAT & DRAGON'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '2/7'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1977 / T / W.C.'.
Dimensions: printed image 61.0 h x 58.2 w cm sheet [deckle-edged] 69.5 h x 62.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.989
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.