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Gamecocks, Spain



Lionel Lindsay


18 Oct 1874 – 22 May 1961

  • Details

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    etching, printed in black ink with plate tone on heavy ivory laid paper
    proof from an edition of 50
    22.6 x 14.9 cm platemark; 28.5 x 20.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed in plate to print l.l., "LIONEL LINDSAY"
    Signed l.l. corner, pencil "Lionel Lindsay". Not dated.

    Gift of the artist 1921
    Not on display
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    © Estate of Lionel Lindsay

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    Lionel Lindsay

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  • About

    Lionel Lindsay was an inveterate traveller with a passion for southern Spain, and made many etchings on the subject.

    He first visited there in 1902, full of romantic preconceptions of Spanish life fostered by his reading as a young man. He came
    to love the sun-parched landscape and the customs, food and way of life of the peasants with whom he lived and worked,
    but most of all the Moorish architecture and other remnants of Arab influence in the south. He described the town of Cordoba
    in his 1964 autobiography, The comedy of life; … Cordoba was in tune with my soul. No haste, no Saint-Simonian fallacies, no
    noisy machinery disturbed in this haunt of yesterday the impression of perpetual afternoon. It satisfied my Australian
    nostalgia for antiquity, and fortified my antagonism to the innovations that effect beauty and the patina of time.

    from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

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