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An image of Donkey by David Rose

David Rose

(Australia 09 Nov 1936 – 10 Dec 2006)

Media category
Materials used
sugarlift aquatint, drypoint on zinc, black ink on white Velin Arches paper
Artist's proof for edition of 40, unique state

30.3 x 45.3 cm image; 80.1 x 58.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil ".../ david rose 1978".
Gift of the artist 1992
Accession number
© david rose
Not on display
Further information

David Rose was born in Melbourne. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1959, and began painting and printmaking the following year, first making screenprints in 1961. In 1964-65 he travelled in Europe and studied etching at Escuela Lonja in Barcelona; he also produced a series of lithographs at a local commercial lithographer's workshop. From 1967-76 he taught printmaking at East Sydney Technical College, leaving to pursue his own work full-time from 1977-86. Rose taught at the City Art Institute, Sydney from 1986-90. Since 1976 he has lived and worked in Ourimbah NSW.

'Donkey' was printed by the artist on his own press; the Gallery has the zinc plate. The subject was Fanta, the artist's donkey.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 126 (illus.). 126

Anne Ryan (Curator), Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.

Exhibition history (2)

Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999

Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers: