Name/TitleCastle Cocas, Spain
MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsDrypoint etching, printed in black ink on paper
Inscription and MarksInscribed in plate l.l.corner
Signed in pencil beneath plate, l.l.
Edition in pencil beneath plate, l.r.
Title, edition and date in pencil l.r.corner.
Measurements12.7 x 22.7cm (platemark), 14.1 x 24.4cm (window), 40.4 x 55.9cm (mountboard)
Subject and Association KeywordsFigurative
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals
Subject and Association KeywordsBuildings
Subject and Association Description"Lionel Lindsay first visited Castile in 1926. There he found dry hills...., surveying the broad sweep of landscape that leads up to it. Lindsay has managed to show the beauty in the emptiness of the grey Castilian countryside. A later mezzotint 'A castle in Estremadura, moonlight, Spain', captures the romance of these Spanish castles perched on their defending hillsides, but not the rural bleakness that is the special appeal of the harsh land. Unlike 'Castle Cocas, Spain' however, this mezzotint was not from viewing the landscape, but after looking at Turner's 'Liber Studiorum'."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Volume II, Etchings, Part A, 1987, p133
CollectionMax and Nola Tegel, Lionel Lindsay Collection
Credit LineDonated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program by Max and Nola Tegel in 2016.