Item - The Port Liardet limner (4 panels)

ID UNSW PR 1995/0662 (088513)
Artist Jan SENBERGS (1939 - )
Title The Port Liardet limner (4 panels)
Alternate Titles
Category Print
Medium sugarlift etching
Materials black ink on paper
Edition Number 10/25
Measurements (cms)  
  Height 119.00
  Width 89.00
  Depth 0.00
  Other Each panel: 140 x 108.5 cms. Installed width: 440cms
Marks/Inscriptions  
  Location lower right of panel #4
  Signed in pencil: Senbergs 1992
Produced  
  When 1992
  Where Australia, VIC., Melbourne
Style Expressionist
Subject Landscape
Credit Line Purchased 1995
Description/Remarks    In 1981 from a studio in Port Melbourne Senbergs began the Port Liardet painting series based on Port Melbourne and its history, and the works of its first settler, artist/hotelier Wilbraham Evelyn Liardet (1799-1878). This tetradych etching in black and white depicts: (panel#1, far left) a container ship departing Port Melbourne; (panel#2, inner left) the artist painting a canvas before two cranes; (panel#3, inner right) the canvas on an easel leans towards the Westgate Bridge and expressway; (panel#4 far right) a freeway filled with cars and a power station in the background. Printed by Martin King, Melbourne.
Exhibition History Cinderella's Gems: Art and the Intellectual Mission, Regional Galleries Tour: QLD, NSW, VIC: 1999-2000, (26/03/1999 - 01/10/2000)
Bibliography Allen, B. and Allen C., Cinderella's Gems: Art and the Intellectual Mission, Macquarie University, North Ryde NSW Australia, 1999, Ill.pps.40-41
ISBN 1 86408 492 8

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