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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 fossicker [The old fossicker] 1923 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: cream laid Whatman 1823 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'J WHATMAN / 1823'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: proof on 1823 Whatman paper
Edition: final state, edition of 30 [50?]

Edition Notes: Mendelssohn (1987), 301, notes edition of 30, although sme marked 50.
Primary Insc: signed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'Lionel Lindsay'. not dated. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'The Fossicker'. inscribed lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'proof on old Whatman 1823 / see watermark'. inscribed lower right corner in black pencil, '5.5.0 [5 guineas]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed with Queale Bequest reference number verso lower right in black pencil, 20.
Dimensions: plate-mark 19.8 h x 27.0 w cm sheet 26.3 h x 34.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Bequest of Alan Queale, 1982.
Accession No: NGA 83.947
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.