Lesbia THORPE, Emu. Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

Emu. 1984 Place made: Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in colour inks, from two blocks Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 1/12
Edition: edition of 12

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'LESBIA THORPE'. Artist's stamps upper right beside printed image in red ink, '??? [artist's Chinese character name, translates as 'Lu Buwen']' / '[LB within square]'. Artist's stamp lower centre beside printed image in red ink, '?????? [Taiwanese approximation of Lesbia Thorpe, translates as 'Topu Risibia']'. Not dated. Titled lower centre beside printed image in black pencil, 'Emu'. Inscribed lower centre beside printed image in black pencil, '1/12'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1984 Q W.C.'.
Dimensions: printed image 72.0 h x 46.0 w cm sheet 75.8 h x 56.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1040
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.