• Nightfall in the Ti-tree

Nightfall in the Ti-tree

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iolet Teague (1872–1915) was the first Australian artist to demonstrate a thorough understanding of Japanese printmaking techniques. In 1905, in collaboration with her friend Geraldine Rede, Teague produced Night fall in the ti-tree, a self-conscious copy of an illustrated Japanese book. Hand-printed by Teague at the Sign of the Rabbit press, this charming children’s book contained woodblocks accompanied by short poems that were loosely based on Japanese haiku. In 1906, an edition for the English market was released. Now, the National Gallery of Australia presents again this enchanting book to a new generation of children with this beautifully made facsimile of the 1906 edition.

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