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Lot #27 - Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd

  • Auction House:
    Gibson's Auctioneers & Valuers
  • Sale Name:
    Interiors: Private Collections
  • Sale Date:
    05 Jun 2022 ~ 10am (AEST)
  • Lot #:
  • Lot Description:
    Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd
    Lysistrata 1970 - a complete suite of twenty etchings in a canvas covered portfolio
    21.5 x 30.5cm (title page, image size) 56.5 x 61.5cm (title page, paper size); 35 x 40.5cm (image size), 56.5 x 61.5cm (paper size)
    each signed and editioned on margin: Arthur Boyd 21/50; edition is limited to 65 sets
    1. Title Page; 2. Lysistrata calls the women; 3. Just as Menelaus, they say; 4. The women's vow; 5. The women seize the Akropolis; 6. Old men enter carrying fagots to smoke out the women; 7. The women defend themselves; 8. Women's Chorus; 9. The women driving the old men away; 10. Magistrate enters; 11. Magistrate to his guards; 12. The Magistrate defeated; 13. The women triumphant; 14. Lysistrata; 15. The next hoisting herself with rope and pulley down; 16. Myrrhine and Kinesias; 17. Then slip your mouth aside just as he is sure of it; 18. Lysistrata to the Spartan and Athenian; 19. Lysistrata; 20. Chorus.
  • Provenance:
    Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne
  • Notes:
    In 1970, Arthur Boyd created a suite of etchings based on the Greek political comedy Lysistrata - by the playwright Aristophanes. It told the story of the women of Athens persuaded by Lysistrata to deny their husbands and lovers all sexual favours until the men had come to terms of peace. © Arthur Boyd/Copyright Agency, 2022
  • Estimate:
    A$15,000 - 25,000
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