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Eureka 1854-1954

Various Artists
The folder is foxed, as is the Noel Counihan cover image, though the latter lightly and mainly at the edges. The introductory sheet is stained at the head, this has seeped though the blank verso and again underneath the title. It is obviously there but not shatteringly obnoxious. A scan is available on request. The list of prints and the prints themselves are in fine condition. A nice set. "A portfolio of four unbound sheets of letterpress and fourteen linocuts produced by ten artists from the left wing Melbourne collective sympathetic to the unionist sentiments of the Ballarat miners. The cover has a tipped-on original Noel Counihan linocut printed in light blue ink. It is known that one (or more?) copies were issued with an additional proof linocut of The sentry by Maurice Carter, printed in umber. The portfolio was produced in an edition of 500 copies, priced at 7/6. 1. Peter Lalor (silk screen) / by Ray Wenban 2. ''Joe! Joe! The traps are coming" / by Noel Counihan 3. The licence hunt / by Pat O'Connor 4. The magistrate / by Noel Counihan 5. On Bakery Hill / by Noel Counihan 6. Burn the licences! / by Peter Miller 7. Building the stockade / by Ailsa O'Connor 8. The blacksmith / by Len Gale 9. The blacksmith / by Ernie McFarlane 10. The sly-grog seller / by Peter Miller 11. The sentry / by Maurice Carter 12. The pikemen / by Peter Miller 13. Trampling the flag / by Naomi Shipp 14. After the battle / by Mary Zuvella." (National Library of Australia) Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, ink; paper linocuts, printed in blue and black ink, from multiple blocks, printed by The Mail Publishers, Footscray.
Published 1954 Popular Print Art Group Melbourne


Condition Jacket Condition Binding Size
N/A N/A N/A 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Good Reading Book Reference: 16065
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