Lionel LINDSAY, Desdemona's balcony Enlarge 1 /1

Lionel LINDSAY

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

Desdemona's balcony 1928 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and drypoint, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'd & Co'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: ?/75
Edition: edition of 75

Edition Notes: Mendelssohn (1987), 441, does not catalogue the printed signature. She notes that it was 'Originally planned as an aquatint. Few printed although 50 of final state planned. Not published. The National Gallery of Australia has 3 impressions all indicating a (proposed?) edition of 75.
Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay / To my friend / Alan Queale'. not dated. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Desdemona's Balcony'. inscribed lower right in black pencil, '75'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 700.
Dimensions: plate-mark 22.6 h x 25.8 w cm sheet 28.0 h x 20.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.517
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
Provenance:
  • Alan Queale, Brisbane. Bequeathed to the Australian National Gallery by Alan Queale, Brisbane, 1982. Alan Queale Bequest accepted by the Australian National Gallery, 1983.