The picnic god
23 Feb 1879 - 21 Nov 1969
The Picnic Gods
pen and black ink on white wove paper
38.7 x 30.7 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "NORMAN.LINDSAY./ 07.".
Not on display
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (1907), Society Rooms, Queen Victoria Markets, Sydney, 16 Aug 1907 -
Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art 1890's-1930's, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–26 Nov 1989
Fin de Siècle: posters prints drawings from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jan 1994–13 Mar 1994
The Legendary Lindsays:
Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998
Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 08 Dec 2000–11 Feb 2001
Referenced in 8 publications
Deborah Edwards, Stampede of the Lower Gods: Classical Mythology in Australian Art, 'The Antipodean Arcady / 'When Pan purloined Apollo's lyre'', pg. 8-30, Sydney, Sep 1989, 23, 27 (illus.), 28, 64.
Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Australian Collection: Works on Paper', pg. 182-197, Sydney, 1999, 190 (colour illus.).
Richard D. Jordan, Westerly, 'Adam Lindsay Gordon and the Religion of Australia', pg. 27-42, Nedlands, Winter 1998, 41 (illus.).
The Lindsays: artists, writers and publishers, Brisbane, 2010, 16. no catalogue numbers
John McDonald, Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 169 (illus.), 258.
Society of Artists Exhibition, New South Wales, 1907. cat.no. 28; titled "The Picnic Gods; priced 12gns.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 10
Renée Free, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.