Lionel LINDSAY, The drafting gate, Bendemeer Enlarge 1 /1


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

The drafting gate, Bendemeer 1947 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and mezzotint, printed in brown (burnt sienna) ink, from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 3rd state of 3?
Impression: unique proof printed in burnt sienna ink
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, 4 proofs; final state edition of 20, plus proofs, 1 proof printed in burnt sienna ink

Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. titled by Peter Lindsay lower centre in black pencil, 'The Drafting Gate'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'unique proof in bunt sienna'. inscribed lower right corner of sheet in black pencil, '3rd [state]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 21.2 h x 27.2 w cm sheet 27.8 h x 36.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1184
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Image rights: © National Library of Australia
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from The Town Gallery, Brisbane, 1976.