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An image of Serpenting figure with feathers and insects by Arthur Boyd

Arthur Boyd

(Australia, England 24 Jul 1920 – 24 Apr 1999)

Title
Serpenting figure with feathers and insects
Year
(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
Accession number
376.1993
Copyright
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (3)

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

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

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

Exhibition history (3)

Arthur Boyd retrospective (1993-1994):

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

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000