The good life.
Noel Counihan (1913–1986)
Smith (1981), 82 subsequent to his c printing
drypoint, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one copper plate
60.4 x 42.4 cm (plate-mark)
cream wove Lana paper
75.8 x 56.2 cm (sheet)
watermark: lower left corner, '15=90/LANA'; upper right corner, image of a ram's head, in reverse
edition of 10
Proof of the 2nd edition. The published 2nd State was in an edition of 10, the sun was hand-coloured.
Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent
Signed and dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'Counihan '83'. Inscribed lower left below image in black pencil, ' 'The Good Life', 2nd state,'. Inscribed lower centre below image in black pencil, 'ed/10, A/P.'.
Satirical scene of a gross female sunbather in bikini and sunglasses.
National Gallery of Australia
Meeting 4, 1984/85 (1984-11-13)
Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Melbourne, 1984.
Australia, Art style: Social Realism
Country of context
VICTORIAN PRINT WORKSHOP | (1981–1989) Australian | Organisation | print workshop
LOANE, John | (1950–) Australian | Male | printer
Counihan, Noel. | (1913–1986) Australian | Male | artist