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Goat and rhododendron

(circa 1933)


Lionel Lindsay


18 Oct 1874 – 22 May 1961

  • Details

    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

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  • About

    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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 9 publications

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