C1926

An Old Ventetian House.

Exquisite drypoint of Venice by Lionel Lindsay, signed in pencil lower left and from an edition of sixty. Venice, with its watery richness and misty light, has been a favourite subject for many artists over many years. Lionel Lindsay also … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

An Old Ventetian House.

Date:

C1926

Condition:

In good condition with wide margins.

Technique:

Drypoint, printed in sepia ink.

Image Size: 

176mm 
x 250mm

Paper Size: 

256mm 
x 350mm
AUTHENTICITY
An Old Ventetian House. - Vintage Print from 1926

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1926

Description:

Exquisite drypoint of Venice by Lionel Lindsay, signed in pencil lower left and from an edition of sixty.

Venice, with its watery richness and misty light, has been a favourite subject for many artists over many years. Lionel Lindsay also succumbed to its charms. He possibly visited Venice he travelled to Europe, and small visions of beauty he saw on these occasions stayed with him after his return to Australia. Mendelsshohn

This issue with Lionel Lindsay printed within the image at lower right. Roger Butler from the Australian National Gallery states: A study of ‘Old Venetian House’, in NGA sketchbook 77.346.2.26 NGA has three impressions of this print, only one has the printed signature. This could be a state changes on selective wiping of the plate.

Collections:
Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide: Accession number 20121G8
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: LEGACY ID 93197

Reference;

The art of Sir Lionel Lindsay /​ Mendelsshohn Vol II p.147. ill. p.147, #396 p.263

Lionel Arthur Lindsay (1874 - 1961)

Known as a writer & art administrator, he worked for the "Bulletin." He became well known for his etchings and woodcuts. As a trustee to the NSW Art Gallery he was a major supporter of Dobell over the Joshua Smith controversy. He was knighted in 1941 and is represented in most state collections.

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