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

Desolation 1919 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper spirit-aquatint with burnished hightlights, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: 2nd state of 2; published state
Impression: 49/50
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, edition of 50, plus proofs

Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. inscribed lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Desolation'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'No 49 ed 50'. inscribed lower right at lower edge of sheet in black pencil, 'This was McCrae's favorite. I / astounded him by reproducing / his writing. LL'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 210
Dimensions: plate-mark 18.6 h x 13.0 w cm sheet 27.0 h x 20.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.758
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.