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'Zum Beispiel: Lord Howe Island - for example'

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Australia (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schmeisser, Jörg, born 1942 (artist)
    Studio One (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photo etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Professor Pat Gilmour

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MP, shelf 245

This print is from a portfolio titled Zum Beispiel: Lord Howe Island – for example. The works are printed by using different intaglio printing techniques. The term ‘intaglio’ is derived from the Italian word for ‘incised design’ and covers a range of printing techniques, such as etching, mezzotint and engraving. In intaglio techniques, the printing ink is forced into the grooves of the printing plate, beneath the areas that are to remain blank.

These works were inspired by the artist, Jôrg Schmeisser’s, visit to the Lord Howe Island off the western coast of Australia and show different forms from nature, such as plants and seashells. The delicate lines convey the fragile beauty of these organic subjects. The entire portfolio is held by the museum (Museum nos. E.327-2005).

Physical description

Booklet with an image of a forest on the cover, text describing printing techniques inside

Place of Origin

Australia (made)


1984 (made)


Schmeisser, Jörg, born 1942 (artist)
Studio One (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Photo etching on paper


Height: 24 cm sheet size, Width: 24 cm sheet size

Descriptive line

Booklet from the portfolio 'Zum Beispiel: Lord Howe Island - for example' by Jörg Schmeisser, Australian, 1984

Production Note

Printed by the artist and Studio One, Canberra. Sponsored by Dr. Michel Levebre, Sydney.

Subjects depicted



Prints; Images Online


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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