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Title

Serpenting figure with feathers and insects


Artist

Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


About

Boyd made 68 etchings between 1968-69, larger than those made previously; 'Serpenting figure with feathers and insects' uses the deeply scored lines of a Stanley knife to achieve a dark, boldly printed line.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998


Details


Date

(1968-1969)


Media category

Print


Materials used

drypoint, etching on white wove paper; black ink


Edition

from edition of 25


Dimensions

35.2 x 45.1 cm platemark; 39.5 x 56.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Arthur Boyd". Not dated.


Credit

Anonymous gift 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

376.1993


Artist information

Arthur Boyd

Works in the collection

400


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 103 (illus.). cat.no. 87

Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 154. cat.no. 172

Imre von Maltzahn, Arthur Boyd etchings and lithographs, London, 1971. cat.no. 51