MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsWood engraving, printed in black ink on paper.
Inscription and MarksSignature in plate l.r.corner.
Signature beneath plate in pencil, l.l.corner.
Title beneath plate in pencil, bot.centre.
Measurements7.3 x 9.7cm (platemark), 11.1 x 12.5cm (window), 33 x 30.8cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsInterior
Subject and Association KeywordsFigurative
Subject and Association DescriptionMany of Lionel Lindsay’s wood engravings depicted domestic scenes, featuring birds and animals, still life imagery of flowers and fruit, and views of his garden.
"'Morning Tea' is a statement about Lindsay's domestic happiness and as such can be seen as the culmination of the earlier prints on family life. He shows his wife in a confident comforting role, his home, his newspaper and the dog all combining to give him a retreat from the rush of life outside."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.127
Named CollectionMax and Nola Tegel, Lionel Lindsay Collection
Credit LineDonated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program by Max and Nola Tegel in 2016.
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved