Name/TitleThe White Peacock
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
Edition beneath plate in pencil, l.r.corner
Measurements19.9 x 11.7cm (platemark), 21.3 x 12.6cm (window), 58.5 x 44.5cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals
Subject and Association DescriptionExotic birds, especially peacocks, were recurring motifs in Lionel Lindsay’s wood engravings. "Technically 'The White Peacock' has to be seen as one of Lindsay's finest prints. The richness of the black is not allowed to dominate, rather the eye is caught by that light figure of the bird subtly moulded in a pure white line technique cut with such sureness that it has a certain inevitability about it."
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.100
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