Name/TitleThe Wee Piper
MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsWood engraving, printed in black ink on paper.
Inscription and MarksSignature beneath plate in pencil, l.l.corner
Title beneath plate in pencil bot.centre
Edition beneath plate in pencil, l.r.corner
Measurements12.8 x 8.3cm (platemark), 14.3 x 9.2cm (window), 30.3 x 24.1cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsPortrait
Subject and Association Description"'Campbell the Piper' is one of several prints made by Lindsay as a record of Sydney personalities in the early years of this century. Unfortunately, all the best efforts of the Mitchell Library staff have been unable to find any record of the man. He stands totally abstracted, lost in the music of his bagpipes and, despite the title of 'an old Sydney identity' the background landscape is of clouds and heather, presumably the dream of his pipe music."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.138
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