Lionel LINDSAY, Silver pheasant. 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

Silver pheasant. [Japanese pheasant.] 1936 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block Support: thin laid paper subsequently mounted
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 2nd state of 3
Impression: proof
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, proofs only; 3rd state, edition of 100

Edition Notes: Preliminary drawings, 'Studies of pheasants', pencil, NGA 76.1637.1-2, Gift of Sir James McGregor 1976 1st state, working state, bird only engraved, block only partially inked 2nd state, proof before signature, foreground grass and nasturtiums 3rd state, with signature
Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 20.4 h x 14.4 w cm sheet 23.4 h x 16.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Given in memory of Sir James McGregor 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1625
Image rights: © National Library of Australia
  • Collection of James McGregor, gift of the artist Christmas 1936. Lindsay gave a folder containg 10 prints and two wood-blocks to MaGregor. the folder is inscribed in pen and ink, 'To my friend / Jim McGregor / with the affection and / esteem of the / Engraver / Lionel Lindsay / Xmas 1936'.
  • Gift to the Commonwealth Art Advisory Board (C.A.A.B.), from the Estate of James McGregor, 1976.