Lionel LINDSAY, Old Miners, Creswick Creek, Victoria 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

Old Miners, Creswick Creek, Victoria [Fossickers] 1923 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick cream Japanese style paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 2nd state, of 2; published state
Impression: 6/50
Edition: 1st state, a few proofs; 2nd state, edition of 50

Edition Notes: Mendelssohn (1987), 505, does not note 'LIONEL LINDSAY printed lower left within image.
Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. not titled. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '6/50'. annotated lower right at base of sheet in black pencil, 'The prospector was an old Fossicker that I drew in Creswick / The old chap with the saplings I drew on the / Kurrajong 4.4.0 [4 guineas]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 5.
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.2 h x 27.8 w cm sheet 25.8 h x 35.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.375
Subject: Collection: The Alan Queale collection of Lionel Lindsay etchings and wood-engravings, acquired 1982. Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
Image rights: © National Library of Australia
  • Alan Queale, Brisbane. Bequeathed to the Australian National Gallery by Alan Queale, Brisbane, 1982. Alan Queale Bequest accepted by the Australian National Gallery, 1983.