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Rising
(1971)
no. 5 from the Minotaur suite 1971

Medium
etching
Measurements
39.6 × 54.2 cm (image) 40.0 × 54.4 cm (plate) 59.5 × 76.6 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
England
Edition
ed. 43/75
Inscription
inscribed in pencil below image l.l.: 43/75
stamped in ink on reverse l.r.: michael ayrton
Accession Number
2011.41
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Jock Palmer, 2011
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Ayrton’s Minotaur series comprises ten etchings that deal with the myth of the Minotaur. The works are titled As Embryo, Consecrated, As Calf, As Yearling, Rising, Risen, Full Grown, Pent, Revealed and Alone. The present etching, Rising is the fifth work in the series and shows the creature rising into adulthood.