Creswick, Victoria, Australia 1874
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1961
- Europe 1902-03
- Europe 1910
- England, Europe 1925-27
- North Africa, India, Europe 1928-30
- Europe 1933-34
Rock Davis's Slips, Woy Woy
[Rock Davis's boat shed, Brisbane Water, Woy Woy] 1917
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
prints, ink; paper etching and drypoint, printed in warm black ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: thick wove O.W. waterleaf paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'O.W.P. & A.C.L'.
Edition State: 3rd state of 3, published state
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, proofs only; 3rd state edition of 45, (5 on cream wove Japanese vellum, 15 on O.W. hand-made waterleaf paper, 25 on Dutch Van Guelder paper)
Edition Notes: Mendelssohn (1987), 150, notes edition of 15 on 'Old Whatman' paper. This is a misreading of the information on papers given in the Angus & Robertson advertisment for this print that appeared in Art in Australia, 1:2 1917, which records the edition of 15 on 'O.W. hand-made waterleaf paper'. Lionel Lindsay added to this confusion by inscribing NGA 81.115 as a 'proof on Whatman'. O.W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd. was established by the English watercolour painter John William North (1842-1924) in 1895. It specalised in fine hand-made papers for watercolour painting and printmaking. Paper was watermarked 'O.W.P. & A.C.L.. This watermark is frequently misread as 'O.W.P. & A.O.L.'.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'.
titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Rock Davis' Boat Shed Woy Woy / Etched in 1918'.
inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'proof on Whatman [sic]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
plate-mark 32.4 h x 48.6 w cm sheet 37.0 h x 52.6 w cm
: Purchased 1981 Accession No
: NGA 81.115 Subject
: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938 Image rights
: © National Library of Australia
- KCollection of Keith Kingrove (1910-1995), who formed a major collection of material relating to Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) and the art of Bookplates.
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Keith Wingrove, Highgate, South Australia, February 1981.