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Title

Donkey

1978


Artist

David Rose

Australia

09 Nov 1936 - 10 Dec 2006


About

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


Details


Date

1978


Media category

Print


Materials used

sugarlift aquatint, drypoint on zinc, black ink on white Velin Arches paper


Edition

Artist's proof for edition of 40, unique state


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1992


Location

Not on display


Accession number

103.1992


Artist information

David Rose

Works in the collection

27


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 126 (illus.). cat.no. 126

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