Lionel LINDSAY, Portrait of Christopher Brennan 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

Portrait of Christopher Brennan 1914 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, foul-biting and roulette, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: thin laid 'old French' paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: Final state; unpublished
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: no edition, proofs only

Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Chris Brennan'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'proof on old French / paper'. annotated lower left corner of sheet, ' I made several drawings of / Chris. This, John Quinn / said was most like. / I printed the edition and / presented it to the / editors of the poems towards / publishing funds'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 174.
Dimensions: plate-mark 14.4 h x 11.8 w cm sheet 27.1 h x 18.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.389
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.