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Title

Portrait of Professor David Armstrong

1969


Artist

Arthur Boyd

Australia, England

24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999


About

Boyd made a few portrait etchings of friends and contemporaries while living in London in the late 1960s. This was a period of great printmaking activity by the artist and resulted in a significant group of work, leading to his important Lysistrata series (in the Gallery's collection). Other subjects included Albert Tucker and Max Nicholson. The Gallery has three portrait etchings from this period; 'Self portrait' 1962-63, 'John Hull' c. 1964 and 'Mati Basis' c.1971.

Professor David Armstrong AO, FBA is now the Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001


Details


Date

1969


Media category

Print


Materials used

drypoint, printed in black ink on white wove paper


Edition

artist's proof


Dimensions

60.5 x 48.2 cm platemark; 75.1 x 57.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Arthur Boyd Aug. 1969".


Credit

Gift of Professor David Armstrong 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

398.2001


Artist information

Arthur Boyd

Artist profile

Works in the collection

400


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Imre von Maltzahn, Arthur Boyd etchings and lithographs, London, 1971. cat.no. 113