Lionel LINDSAY, The martyrdom of Belgium. Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 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 martyrdom of Belgium. [Kultur] 1914 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: thin cream wove Japanese vellum paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: 1st state of 2
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: 1st state proofs only, 2nd state edition of 50

Edition Notes: 1st state, no etching in background behind figures. 2nd state, extensive etching behind figures
Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'L.L.' not dated. not titled. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '1st state'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 340
Dimensions: plate-mark 17.4 h x 12.1 w cm sheet 21.2 h x 16.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.927
Subject: Collection: The Alan Queale collection of Lionel Lindsay etchings and wood-engravings, acquired 1982. War: first world war, 1914-1918
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.