MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsWood engraving, printed in black ink on paper.
Inscription and MarksSignature in plate, u.l.corner
Signature beneath plate in pencil, l.l.corner
Title beneath plate in pencil, bot.c
Edition beneath plate in pencil, l.r.c
Measurements12.9 x 15.7cm (platemark), 15.2 x 17.7cm (window), 36.5 x 37.5cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals
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.
"Although 'The Demon' can be described as a contained formal composition, it is easily the best example of Lindsay entering the small scale, private and often terrifying world of the cat. The two kittens to the left back off in terror, the black one appearing almost as a shadow of the tabby as it exaggerates every one of its companion's movements."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.122
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