The Bassra guard
Lionel Lindsay (1874–1961)
The Bazra Guard
Mendelssohn (1987), 459
Queale bequest (1982), 225
drypoint, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate
19.2 x 30.2 cm (plate-mark)
cream wove paper
30.8 x 43.4 cm (sheet)
no manufacturer's mark
2nd state of 2; published state
1st state, 1 proof; 2nd state, edition of 100, plus proofsedition of 100
Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent
Signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay' Titled lower centre at base of sheet in black pencil, 'The Bassra Guard'. Inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '100'.
Inscriptions or device subsequently added to the work
Inscribed lower right corner of sheet, 'S. 35005'.
Guards with rifles on horses and camel outside Bassra, British-mandated Iraq.
National Gallery of Australia
Meeting 6, 1976/77 (1976-12-14)
Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from The Town Gallery, Brisbane, 1976.
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