Lionel Lindsay (1874–1961)
Mendelssohn (1987), 188
Queale bequest (1982), 210
spirit-aquatint with burnished hightlights, printed in black ink, from one plate
Text printed from matrix
no imprint. Printed below image in facsimile of Hugh McCrae's hand-writted text, 'Desolation. / The somnolent light of the moon and the shadowy stairs / Bestrewn with the leaves of the camelias..the desoate porch. / The ste star like a bloom on the lake. and the lilac wett airs... / The flame and the scent ... of an epithalium torch / Hugh McCrae'.
18.6 x 13.0 cm (plate-mark)
1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, edition of 50, plus proofs
Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938 | Collection: The Alan Queale collection of Lionel Lindsay etchings and wood-engravings, acquired 1982.
A camellia bush growing beside a porch, overlooking a lake at night. Illustrates a verse from a poem titled Desolation.
Country of context
LINDSAY, Lionel | (1874–1961) Australian | Male | artist
National Gallery of Australia | 83.758
2nd state of 2; published state
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