Lionel LINDSAYP & D COLNAGHI & CO, The Bassra guard 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


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The Bassra guard [The Bazra Guard] 1929 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: cream wove Japanese paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 2nd state of 2; published state
Impression: ?/100
Edition: 1st state, 1 proof; 2nd state, edition of 100, plus proofsedition of 100

Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay' titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Bazra Guard'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '100'. inscribed lower left below signature in black pencil, 'to my friend Alan Queale / who also likes the Arab'. annotated lower right in black pencil, The Bazra is the Camel with its [?] / I drew this at Bousaada when a French Crimea Company / had assembled these desert arabs - / a real occasion for getting character'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right corner of sheet in black pencil, 'The Bazac Guard Algeria'. inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 225.
Dimensions: plate-mark 19.2 h x 30.2 w cm sheet 30.6 h x 43.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.438
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.