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Harbord, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • England 1961–66
  • France 1970–71

Fire won't burn stick
stick won't beat dog,...
(1977) Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in golden brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 14/20
Edition: edition of 20

Primary Insc: Signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'CHARLES BLACKMAN'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'FIRE WON'T BURN STICK; STICK WON'T BEAT DOG'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '14/20'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 40.1 h x 50.4 w cm sheet 60.4 h x 69.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.893
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Susan Gillespie Galleries, Canberra, April, 1979.