MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsWood engraving, printed in black ink on paper.
Inscription and MarksSignature in plate, l.corner
Written in pencil beneath plate, l.l.corner
Measurements11.6 x 10.1cm (platemark), 14.2 x 12.2cm (window), 30.4 x 27.1cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsFigurative
Subject and Association DescriptionChristopher John Brennan (1870 - 1932) was an Australian poet and scholar and a friend of Lionel Lindsay. Lindsay made a number of etchings of Christopher Brennan.
There are a group of four etchings of Australian poet Christopher Brennan by Lionel Lindsay."Two of these etchings make in 1914 show him seated in thought. The other two are a development from the first, the intimate portrait has been formalised into a medallion piece, an isoloated head, suitable to record the distinguished poet in the frontispiece of a book."
" Both these prints were later reworked into bookplates for Harry Chaplin."
Mendelssohn,J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Etchings, 1987, p.26-27
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay, Woodcuts, 1982, p.140
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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