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Title

Hit

(circa 1925)


Artist

Napier Waller

Australia

19 Jun 1893 - 30 Mar 1972


About

Napier Wailer was one of the first artists in Australia to make and exhibit linocuts. This early example of his work and the adjacent 'The shepherd' are so finely cut that they were incorrectly identified as wood engravings when first exhibited in 1923 at Tyrrell's Gallery in Sydney.


Details


Date

(circa 1925)


Media category

Print


Materials used

linocut on paper


Dimensions

22.1 x 18.9 cm sheet :

0 - Whole; 22.1 cm

0 - Whole; 18.9 cm


Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath blockmark, pencil "M. Napier Waller.". Not dated. Signed with monogram in block to print l.l., incised "MNW".


Credit

Purchased 1975


Location

Not on display


Accession number

84.1975


Artist information

Napier Waller

Works in the collection

14


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, Sydney, Sep 1989, 64.

Grahame Kime., Heaven on earth: Visions of arcadia, 'Visions of Arcadia', Gymea, 2005. List of works; not paginated