Name/TitlePears & Grapes
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
Measurements10.1 x 14.5cm (platemark), 11.7 x 15.8cm (window), 27.8 x 30.6cm (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.
"This very mellow composition of fruit ready to be eaten has overtones of Dutch still life. Unlike some of the botanical pieces it is deliberately not highly finished. Rather, Lindsay has used the graver to give the whole work the appearance of rustic domesticity. He carefully balances the slight dark balls of the grapes with the more complex light large shapes of the pears. The light mainly clotted treatement of the fruit bowl itself contrasts with the more heavily scored background of the woodgrain shadows."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.68
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