Lionel LINDSAY, The sundowner. 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

The sundowner. 1921 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper aquatint and burnishing, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: cream wove Whatman 1824 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'WHATMAN / 1824'.
Edition State: 2nd state of 2?; published state
Impression: proof
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; final state, edition of 50, plus proofs

Primary Insc: singned lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Sundowner'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'proof on old Whatman paper 1824'. '(Standard Proof) Do not cut paper / see watermark'. Inscribed lower right below signature in black pencil, 'For Alan Queale, I drew this not far from / Hornsby attracted by the / skeleton trees against the sunset / The print sold out very quickly and / I had a letter from a Victorian Girl / begging me to let her have one + which I sent her / as a present. By return she sent me / a magnificent turkey. a superb / Quid pro Quo!'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 176
Dimensions: plate-mark 12.6 h x 24.4 w cm sheet 21.8 h x 28.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1921.0018 | impression
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.614
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.