Name/TitleJerez De Los Cabelleros, Estremadura, Spain (Xeres...)
MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsDrypoint etching, printed in black ink on paper
Inscription and MarksSignature and title in plate, l.l.corner.
Signature in pencil below plate, l.l.
Edition in pencil, l.r.
Measurements30.2 x 32.6cm (platemark), 34.4 x 36.4cm (window), 55.4 x 56cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsFigurative
Subject and Association KeywordsBuildings
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals
Subject and Association DescriptionLindsay had a deep adoration of Spain and he created a large volume of work focusing on the country. Lindsay wrote that Jerez De Los Cabelleros was amongst his favourite places on the whole Spanish peninsula.This etching of the town, made in 1928, shows the church dominating the smaller figures and donkeys with hills and countryside spreading out into the distance.
In a letter Lindsay described how he was able to capture such a view in his drawings:
" The only place to draw from was a preciptuous edge used as a privy with the danger of the squatter falling 80 feet to an odiferous doom. It was really impossible even for Spain! Entering the castle I found a broken window level with the floor, which had been used for the same purpose as the ledge, but luckily it had been used not lately. I stuck this drawing in a frightful draught and teeth set, and the odor of the east 'merde and lemon blossoms' in my nostrils [Letter to J.R. Macgregor, Mitchell Library MSS 2615 p 45, 8 October 1936]" ".
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Etchings Vol11, 1987, p.121
CollectionMax and Nola Tegel, Lionel Lindsay Collection
Credit LineDonated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program by Max and Nola Tegel in 2016.