Lesbia THORPE, Rooftops, Taiwan. Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

Rooftops, Taiwan. 1978 Place made: Taiwan
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in colour inks, from two blocks Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/10
Edition: edition of 10

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, 'ROOFTOPS, TAIWAN'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '2/10'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1978 / T / W.C'.
Dimensions: printed image 60.6 h x 50.0 w cm sheet [irregular] 79.0 h x 60.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1022
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.