The Christ bird arrives

Primary Artist

John Olsen (1928–)

Title

The Christ bird arrives

Date made

1975

Reference

Olsen (1980), 19

Category

Print

Print type

intaglio

Technique

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

Matrix size

40.6 x 44.8 cm (plate-mark)

Edition information

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

Subject description

Bird with long legs flying over Lake Eyre, South Australia.

Country of context

Australia

Legacy id

28834

Creators

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

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

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

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

Impressions

Collection

National Gallery of Australia | 76.199.1

State

published state

Impression

27/50

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Collection

Private collection

State

published state

Impression

artist's proof

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