Conrad MARTENSLionel LINDSAY, Study of a tree fern. Enlarge 1 /1


Crutched Friars, England 1801 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1878

  • Australia from 1835


Creswick, Victoria, Australia 1874 – Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1961

printer, intaglio

  • Europe 1902-03
  • Europe 1910
  • England, Europe 1925-27
  • North Africa, India, Europe 1928-30
  • Europe 1933-34

Study of a tree fern. c.1854 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Creation Notes: 1920, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink with plate tone, from one copper plate Support: cream paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: proof
Edition: restrike edition unknown c.1921, printed by Lionel Lindsay

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower centre at base of sheet in black pencil, 'Proof of Conrad Martens only etching / Printed by Lionel Lindsay'. inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 525.
Dimensions: plate-mark 13.4 h x 11.2 w cm sheet 20.8 h x 15.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.926
Subject: Collection: The Alan Queale collection of Lionel Lindsay etchings and wood-engravings, acquired 1982. Australia, Art style: Painter-etchers 1860s-1938
  • Alan Queale, Brisbane. Bequeathed to the Australian National Gallery by Alan Queale, Brisbane, 1982. Alan Queale Bequest accepted by the Australian National Gallery, 1983.