Lesbia THORPE, A harbour view. Enlarge 1 /1


Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

A harbour view. 1980 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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: 8/8
Edition: edition of 8

Primary Insc: Not signed. 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, 'A HARBOUR VIEW'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '8/8'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1980 / S. / W.C'.
Dimensions: printed image 60.8 h x 47.4 w cm sheet 66.4 h x 55.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1011
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.