Lionel LINDSAY, Herodiade in the mirror 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

Herodiade in the mirror 1919 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper spirit-aquatint and etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: cream wove Head & Co paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, '[Hea]d & Co'.
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: proof
Edition: proposed edition of 40, not completed

Edition Notes: 1st state printed image only 2nd state, a second plate giving two lines of the poem by Mallarme is printed centrally just below the plate-mark
Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. inscribed by Peter Lindsay? lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '1st state'. inscribed by Peter Lindsay? lower left at base of sheet in black pencil, '1920 Aphrodite.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower left in black pencil, '122'.
Dimensions: plate-mark 27.6 h x 22.3 w cm sheet 33.8 h x 27.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1187
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.