- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Self portrait 1999
- Description of Featured Image
Head and shoulders portrait of the artist, who wears an open-necked shirt and looks straight ahead; he has a short beard and wears spectacles.
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Drypoint and rocker on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Magnani paper with watermark: Romanesque ‘M’ with cross above; BFK Rives paper with watermark: ‘BFK RIVES / FRANCE’ with infinity symbol.
Image size: 330 x 220 mm
Matrix size: 330 x 220 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All impressions printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio.
- Summary Edition Information
- Five states. No edition.
- For an illustration of the painted self portrait of 1999, see Niagara Galleries & Tony Palmer, Rick Amor Paintings 1999 (exh. cat.), Niagara Galleries, Richmond, Victoria, & Tony Palmer, Double Bay, NSW, 1999, cat. no. 4, p. 8.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: seven state impressions, numbered 1 through 7; AP IV/IV.
This self portrait followed one painted in the same year (Niagara Galleries & Tony Palmer 1999), and resembles the painting in relative scale and in the placement of the image. However, there are differences in detail between the two works, and both were done independently in front of a mirror. Amor has quipped that the print makes him look like he would in a police mug shot.
The progression of E.119 through five states reflects a straightforward development of the drypoint, from a rough sketch to a fully completed image.
- Self portrait
Record last updated 10/09/2017