Lesbia THORPE, Up periscope! Enlarge 1 /1


Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

Up periscope! 1974 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from three stencils Support: thin textured cream wove Japanese style paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 4/10
Edition: edition of 10

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE'. Not dated. Artist's stamps lower right within printed image in red ink, '[Chinese characters within red square] / [LB within red square] / [Chinese characters within red square]'. Titled lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'UP PERISCOPE'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '4/10'.
Secondary Insc: No inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1974 / M / S.S.'.
Dimensions: printed image 41.4 h x 35.0 w cm sheet [torn] 64.7 h x 49.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1032
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.