Lionel LINDSAY, The smoker. 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 smoker. 1896
Collection Title: A ballad of buccaneering.
Page: no.3.
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: no published
Impression: undesignated proof
Edition: no edition. proofs only; second printing, proofs by Victor Cobb

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Deutscher stock number verso lower right corner, '675B'. inscribed with frame size verso upper right in black pencil, '111/2 x 8 [illeg]
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.2 h x 8.8 w cm sheet 17.8 h x 13.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.903
Subject: Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Image rights: © National Library of Australia
  • Purchased at auction from the house sale of one of the Syme sisters (Penthouse aparartment corner Toorak and Kooyong Roads, Toorak, Melbourne in 1970s.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 1980.