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
Edition beneath plate in pencil, l.r.corner
Measurements14.2 x 15.3cm (platemark), 16.3 x 17.1cm (window), 37.4 x 37cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsStill Life
Subject and Association DescriptionLionel Lindsay created many still life prints - almost all as wood engravings. Much of the flowers, vegetables and fruit in his still lifes were from his own garden.
"'Dahlias' is a far more complex composition than the purely botanical subjects. Lindsay has balanced heavy awkward forms of the flowers against the slight curves of the other foliage. He has also used the graver with great effect to make a varied pattern of the large shapes and shadows of the background. Because of his skilful use of line in the tone of the dahlias the two white flowers outlined in black seem even more startling."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.67
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.
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