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Napier Waller

(Australia 19 Jun 1893 – 30 Mar 1972)

Hit

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
(circa 1925)
Media
Print
Medium
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
Accession number
84.1975
Copyright
© Courtesy Trustees of the Waller Estate