Coopers Creek enters the void

Primary Artist

John Olsen (1928–)

Title

Coopers Creek enters the void

Source

In Edge of the void. Sydney: Port Jackson Press, 1975.

Page or Plate number

no.2

Reference

Olsen (1980), 16

Date made

1975

Place made

Australia, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney View on map Close map

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Category

Print

Print type

intaglio

Technique

sugarlift-aquatint, engraving and aquatint, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one zinc plate

Matrix size

60.6 x 45.0 cm (plate-mark)

Support

white Velin Arches 300gsm paper

Support size

80.0 x 60.4 cm (sheet)

State

published state

Impression

27/50

Edition information

edition of 50; plus 10 artist's proofs (3 with 'Christ Bird arrives' printed on Mulberry paper).

Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent

Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Olsen 1975'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Cooper enters the void'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '27/50'.

Subject description

Cooper Creek entering Lake Eyre (north), South Australia.

Collection

National Gallery of Australia

IRN

28839

Accession number

76.199.6

Accession method

Purchase

Meeting

Interim Council, Meeting 19 (1976-04-13)

Provenance

Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, August 1976.

Credit line

Purchased 1976

Copyright

© John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Country of context

Australia

Creators

MILLER, Max | (1940–) Australian | Male | printer

Miller Street Print Workshop. | (1973–) Australian | Organisation | print workshop

PORT JACKSON PRESS | (1975–) Australian | Organisation | publisher

OLSEN, John | (1928–) Australian | Male | artist