Lionel Lindsay (1874–1961)
Mendelssohn (1987), 188
Queale bequest (1982), 210
spirit-aquatint with burnished hightlights, printed in black ink, from one plate
18.6 x 13.0 cm (plate-mark)
thick cream wove paper
27.0 x 20.0 cm (sheet)
no manufacturer's mark
2nd state of 2; published state
1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, edition of 50, plus proofs
Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent
Signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. Not dated. Inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Desolation'. Inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'No 49 ed 50'. Inscribed lower right at lower edge of sheet in black pencil, 'This was McCrae's favorite. I / astounded him by reproducing / his writing. LL'.
Inscriptions or device subsequently added to the work
Inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 210
A camellia bush growing beside a porch, overlooking a lake at night. Illustrates a verse from a poem titled Desolation.
National Gallery of Australia
Meeting 10, 1982/83 (1983-05-09)
Alan Queale, Brisbane. Bequeathed to the National Gallery of Australia by Alan Queale, Brisbane, 1982. Alan Queale Bequest accepted by the National Gallery of Australia, 1983.
Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Courtesy of the National Library of Australia
Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938 | Collection: The Alan Queale collection of Lionel Lindsay etchings and wood-engravings, acquired 1982.
Country of context
LINDSAY, Lionel | (1874–1961) Australian | Male | artist