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