Name/TitlePortrait of Christopher Brennan
MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsEtching, printed in black ink on paper
Inscription and MarksSigned within plate l.l.corner.
Signed in pencil, l.l beneath plate.
Titled in pencil, bot.c.
Measurements14.3 x 11.6cm (platemark), 23.5 x 18.5cm(sheet)
Subject and Association KeywordsPortrait
Subject and Association DescriptionChristopher John Brennan (1870 – 1932) was an Australian poet and scholar and a friend of Lionel Lindsay.
Lindsay made a number of etchings of Christopher Brennan.
"Two of these etchings made in 1914 show him seated in thought. The other two are a development from the first, the intimate portrait has been formalised into a medallion piece, an isoloated head, suitable to record the distinguished poet in the frontispiece of a book."
"Both these prints were later reworked into bookplates for Harry Chaplin."
Mendelssohn,J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Etchings, 1987, p.26-27
CollectionMax and Nola Tegel, Lionel Lindsay Collection
Credit LineDonated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program by Max and Nola Tegel in 2016