- Other Titles
- Syrian goat and rhododendrons
The black goat
- (circa 1933)
- Media category
- Materials used
- wood engraving, printed in black ink on ivory mulberry paper
- From edition of 100
- 16.9 x 15.2 cm blockmark; 22.1 x 19.2 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed within block to print l.r., "LIONEL LINDSAY".
Signed l.l., pencil "Lionel Lindsay". Not dated.
- Purchased 1935
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Estate of Lionel Lindsay
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Lionel Lindsay produced the most impressive and consistent oeuvre of wood engravings in Australia, 'Goat and rhododendron' being one of the boldest and most popular. The Gallery has a significant collection of Lindsay's graphic work, including over 60 wood engravings and 100 etchings.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
'My method is very simple. From a careful pencil study I place my principal object; carefully drawing a precise outline. I blacken the intervening space and start by establishing my largest lights; finding direction, modelling and strength of line on the block. I prove as I go, building up my design from what elements I have already considered necessary, bit by bit. I gamble with the ultimate result, but my chief care is to establish a true graver cut, keep its drawing quality and to preserve the intervening black. I keep thus to a classic ideal' (J S Macdonald, 'The woodcuts of Lionel Lindsay', The print collectors quarterly, vol.21, no.2 (April 1934), pg.180).
This print was exhibited in April 1934 at P & D Colnaghi and Co, London as 'Syrian goat and Rhododendrons' ('Wood-engravings by Lionel Lindsay', cat.no. 52).
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Sep 1992–05 Oct 1992
Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, Dubbo, 18 Dec 1992–24 Jan 1993
Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, 01 May 1993–30 May 1993
Animals on paper: from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Grafton Regional Gallery, , 11 Jun 1993–01 Aug 1993
The Legendary Lindsays, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jan 1995–26 Feb 1995
The Legendary Lindsays, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 10 Mar 1995–30 Apr 1995
Australian prints from the Gallery's collection (1998-1999), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Nov 1998–07 Feb 1999
Referenced in 9 publications
Nicholas Draffin, Australian woodcuts and linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s, South Melbourne, 1976, 10, 20 (colour illus.). Collection of Mr Peter Lindsay, Sydney.
Kirsty Grant and Jason Smith, In relief: Australian wood engravings, woodcuts and linocuts, Melbourne, 1997, 26, 27 (colour illus.). Collection of National Gallery of Victoria
Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Works on Paper', pg. 182-197, Sydney, 1999, 194 (colour illus.).
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 40 (illus.). cat.no. 25
Hendrik Kolenberg, Animals on paper - from the Australian collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, Sydney, 1992, (illus.). cat.no. 32
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Australian Prints from the Collection 139 of the best', pg. 26-27, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 27.
Lionel Lindsay, 150 years of Australian art, Sydney, 1938. cat.no. 511; titled 'The black goat'.
Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 71 (illus.). cat.no. 105
Anne Ryan, Look, 'When prints ruled', pg. 25-27, Sydney, May 2007, 25 (illus.).
Other works by Lionel Lindsay
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