Lesbia THORPE, What's life like out there? Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

What's life like out there? 1980 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: 1/8
Edition: edition of 8

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE'. Artist's stamps lower right below printed image in red ink, '??? [artist's Chinese character name, translates as 'Lu Buwen']' / '[LB within square]'. Artist's stamp lower left below 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, 'Whats life like, out there?'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '1/8'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1980 / M / S.S.'.
Dimensions: printed image 45.0 h x 57.4 w cm sheet 58.7 h x 75.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1035
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.