An image of A Chinese cook shop

Tom Roberts

(England, Australia 08 Mar 1856 – 14 Sep 1931)

A Chinese cook shop

Other titles:
The opium den
Not on display
Further information

'The Chinese cook shop' was first exhibited in Melbourne in October 1887 at the Australian Artists' Association exhibition. Roberts planned to have it professionally editioned in London. It was exhibited again in Sydney in 1921 at the Australian Painter-Etchers Society's first exhibition, re-titled 'The opium den'. The plate was found in the studio of etcher Cyril Dillon, who printed proofs in 1920 when Roberts was visiting Australia.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, AGNSW, 1998

(circa 1887)
etching, printed in dark brown ink with plate tone on ivory wove paper
20.4 x 15.2 cm platemark; 32.1 x 20.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.l., pencil "Tom Roberts.". Not dated.
Purchased 1978
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