The spirit of light
linocut print on paper
31.5 x 13.3 cm sheet
52.2 x 32.2 cm
inscribed (printed within image) u.c.: ‘The SPIRIT of LIGHT’; (printed within image) l.c.: ‘Who descended into the depths of / Chaos’
inscribed verso with signature: ‘IMPORTANT WOMEN ARTISTS/ I guarantee that this Linocut/ “The Spirit of Light”/ is the work of Christian Waller/ and was purchased by me from the custodian of/ her estate./ 22.6.1979/ James Alexander’
Accession No. 1991.23
© National Library of Australia for the Christian Waller Estate
Purchased 17 April 1991 by Joseph Brown Gallery from Paintings, Leonard Joel, Melbourne, lot G233, until; purchased 19 April 1991 by Cbus.
David Thomas with essays by Morgan Le Fay and Roger Butler, The Art of Christian Waller, (pp. 39–42), Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 1992.
David Thomas, ‘Waller, Christian Marjory Emily Carlyle (1894–1954)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 16, Melbourne University Press, 2002, pp. 472–73.