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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1949

  • USA 1968-69
  • UK, Europe, USA 1984
  • Nicaragua 1986
  • Phillipines 1989
  • Africa, Asia 1993-95


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1943


  • Europe 1972-73, 1981-82

Trevor RIACH

Australia born 1958

printer, intaglio


Queensland College of Art, Nathan, Queensland born 2000

print workshop


publisher (organisation)

The cost 2007 Place made: Bardwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper hard-ground etching, aquatint and burnishing, printed in colour inks, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight textured off-white wove Velin Arches 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: blindstamp: inverted verso lower left, 'CHES / NCE' [fragment]
Edition State: published state
Impression: workshop proof
Edition: edition of 30; 10 artist's proofs to publisher; 2 artist's proofs to artist; 1 workshop proof large format; 1 workshop proof small format; 1 printer's proof; 3 state proofs small format; 2 state proofs large format given to publisher; 3 colour proofs raw sepia, burnt sienna, warm sepia; 1 sepia proof before burnishing left side of plate

Edition Notes: Hardground prepared and applied by Trevor Riach. Drawn by artist on hardground. Plate processing by GS & GW. Project supervision by Pamela Griffith from artist's notes. Print numbers 1-25 and 5 artist's proofs on small paper. Prints 26-30 and 5 artist's proofs on larger paper with wide side border for hand written text by artist. Graphic Chemical Company ink used.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'George Gittoes'. not dated. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, ' "The Cost." '. inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'W/P'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right, 'Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop'
Dimensions: printed image 49.2 h x 63.1 w cm plate-mark 49.6 h x 63.5 w cm sheet 68.9 h x 80.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Selena Griffith 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession No: NGA 2012.1178
Image rights: © George Gittoes. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Selena Griffith, daughter of Pamela Griffith who operates the Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop, Bardwell Park, NSW, June 2012.