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Title

O Rose II , from The Blake suite; 'Oh Rose'

1996

Artist

Kristin Headlam

Australia

1953 –

  • Details

    Date
    1996
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    drypoint, aquatint, printed in black and pink ink on ivory wove paper
    Edition
    A/P from an edition of 15
    Dimensions
    22.2 x 22.2 cm platemark; 59.0 x 48.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "K Headlam ´96".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    330.2001.2
    Copyright
    © Kristen Headlam, 1996. Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Kristen Headlam studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts 1980-81, and has exhibited in Australia since 1988. She lives and works in Melbourne and in 2000 was the winner of the Moran Prize for portraiture.

    In 1996, Headlam embarked on a series of paintings inspired by William Blake's poem 'The Sick Rose', from 'Songs of experience' 1794. Fragments of the text appear within the image.

    The Sick Rose
    O Rose, thou art sick!
    The invisible worm
    That flies in the night,
    In the howling storm,

    Has found out thy bed
    Of crimson joy
    And his dark secret love
    Does thy life destroy.

    Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

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