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, Canberra, 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.).
Unknown, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 27 (illus.). cat.no. 10
Unknown, Fin de Siècle, Sydney, Jan 1994.
Society of Artists Exhibition, New South Wales, 1907. cat.no. 28; titled "The Picnic Gods; priced 12gns.
The Lindsays: artists, writers and publishers, Brisbane, 2010, 16. no catalogue numbers
Federation: Australian art and society 1901-2001, Canberra, 2000, 169 (illus.), 258.