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Arthur Boyd

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

Title
Portrait of Professor David Armstrong
Year
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
Accession number
398.2001
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (1)

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