MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
EditionArtist proof of 60. Jap
Medium and MaterialsDrypoint etching on paper
Inscription and MarksSignature in plate l.l.corner
Signature in pencil beneath plate, l.l
Title in pencil beneath plate, centre.
Edition in pencil beneath plate, l.r
Measurements24.4 x 17.6cm (platemark) 27 x 19.6cm (sheet sight) 43.7 x 35.3cm (frame)
Subject and Association KeywordsPortrait
Subject and Association DescriptionHenry Lawson (1867-1922) was an Australian author of short stories and bush ballads. Lindsay and Lawson became friends when Lindsay first came to Sydney to work as a newspaper llustrator. Lawson's book 'Romance
of the Swag' was illustrated with wood engravings by Lionel Lindsay.
Lindsay drew Lawson often and enjoyed having him sit for him. In his autobiography ‘Comedy of Life’ Lindsay wrote of Lawson: “I have never seen finer eyes. They were dark and soft, yet lit with a brilliant spark when animated.”
Credit LinePurchased by Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 2016
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved