Lionel LINDSAY, Rock Davis's Slips, Woy Woy 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

Rock Davis's Slips, Woy Woy [Rock Davis's boat shed, Brisbane Water, Woy Woy] 1918 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, aquatint and drypoint, printed in brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: thick cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 3rd state of 3; published state
Impression: 12/30
Edition: 1st state, proofs only; 2nd state, proofs only; 3rd state edition of 45, (5 on cream wove Japanese vellum, 15 on O.W. hand-made waterleaf paper, 25 on Dutch Van Guelder paper)

Edition Notes: Mendelssohn (1987), 150 notes edition of 15 on 'Old Whatman' paper. This is a misreading of the information on papers given in the Angus & Robertson advertisment for this print that appeared in Art in Australia, 1:2 1917, which records the edition of 15 on 'O.W. hand-made waterleaf paper'. Lionel Lindsay added to this confusion by inscribing NGA 81.115 as a 'proof on Whatman'. O.W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd. was established by the English watercolour painter John William North (1842-1924) in 1895. It specalised in fine hand-made papers for watercolour painting and printmaking. Paper was watermarked 'O.W.P. & A.C.L.. This watermark is frequently misread as 'O.W.P. & A.O.L.'.
Primary Insc: signed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Rock Davis' Boat Shed Woy Woy'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'No 12 Edition 30'. inscribed by lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'To Dear Alan Queale in Friendship'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 6.
Dimensions: plate-mark 32.4 h x 48.4 w cm sheet 38.6 h x 54.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.762
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.