This is a Limited edition Norman Lindsay facsimile etching titled Aloha, this print was released in 1997, image size is 27.8 x 17.8 cm the original works can be found in the book titled Norman Lindsay Etchings: Catalogue Raisonné, 2006, cat.362)
The edition is 550 is now a great collector’s piece.
The model for Aloha was a Tivoli showgirl and the rug to her left was made by Rose out of scraps of material cut into strips and pulled through a net. This type of material was called Milanese silk, a fine warp-knit fabric with interlocking stitches, made from silk or (now) rayon. Fancy pyjamas made out of this material during the 1930s were very popular.
The original etching is extremely rare as the edition is only fifteen.
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