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
Edition beneath plate in pencil, l.r.corner
Measurements17.1 x 15.4cm (platemark), 19.1 x 16.5cm (window), 40.3 x 36.4cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals
Subject and Association Description"This brooding bird contemplating a tortoise whose shell prevents him from becoming a meal, seems to have held a particularly warm place in Lindsay's esteem."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.98
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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