C1932

Morning Glory (White Peacock) 1932

Famous wood block by Lionel Lindsay.  Morning Glory can be best be described as a refined version of The White Peacock of 1925. It is the same bird, trailing its long white tail feathers downwards as it sits on a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Morning Glory (White Peacock) 1932

Date:

C1932

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Woodblock, signed in pencil lower left.

Image Size: 

145mm 
x 253mm

Paper Size: 

184mm 
x 292mm
AUTHENTICITY
Morning Glory (White Peacock) 1932 - Vintage Print from 1932

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1932

Description:

Famous wood block by Lionel Lindsay. 

Morning Glory can be best be described as a refined version of The White Peacock of 1925. It is the same bird, trailing its long white tail feathers downwards as it sits on a trailing branch, but instead of posing in profile, the body faces the front, the head turning to the left, revealing an elegant neck. The more casual pose manages to create in the bird’s form a sinuous curve which crosses with one of the curves of the trailing creeper that gives the print its name. The creeper also curves in a cascade next to the bird’s tail echoing it and making it appear more voluptuous than it really is. The whole print can be seen as an exercise in curved lines and fine tonal patterns backed by the dense black of the uncut block. Morning Glory owes much to the Renaissance tradition of Europe in its complex system of checks and balances: light echoing light, dark balancing dark and the whole composition held together by the mingling of sinuously curving lines. Mendelssohn

References:
Mendelssohn, J. The Art of Lionel Lindsay. Woodcuts Vol I. Sydney 1982: p.106 ill.107.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 190039
National Gallery Australia: ACCESSION NUMBER 83.812
Art Gallery New South Wales: Accession number DA52.1962

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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