Lesbia THORPE, Grass owls. Enlarge 1 /1

Lesbia THORPE

Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia 1919 – 2009

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

Grass owls. 1983 Place made: Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcut, printed in brown ink, from one block Support: thick smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 8/8
Edition: edition of 8

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, 'GRASS OWLS'. Inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, '8/8'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1983 / Q / W.C.'.
Dimensions: printed image 61.0 h x 43.0 w cm sheet 70.0 h x 50.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Lesbia Thorpe 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1050
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, June 1989.