1. 56890.jpg 1/4
  2. 56890_a.jpg 2/4
  3. 56890_b.jpg 3/4
  4. 56890_verso.jpg 4/4


Frankfurt, Germany 1893 – Victoria, Australia 1965

  • England 1936-40
  • Australia from 1940

To be understood only by skiing people [recto]
(Study for 'To be understood only by skiing people') [verso]
(1959) Title Notes: Artist's name and date 1959 probably inscribed by his wife Olive Hirschfeld after his death in 1965. The title as inscribed has been modified slightly, since in its original form it had a grammatical error. (KA 5/4/06)
Place made: Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, transfer print, printed in black ink; watercolour addition (recto); pencil (verso) Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower left in black pencil, 'L H Mack 1959'. Titled verso lower right in black pencil, 'To understand only by skiing people'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '1959'.
Dimensions: image (recto) 24.2 h x 29.4 w cm image (verso) 24.2 h x 29.4 w cm sheet 27.5 h x 37.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Olive Hirschfeld 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.828AB
Subject: Australia, Sport: Skiing
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist’s widow Olive Hirschfeld, 1979.