C1925

Siesta

One of Lionel Lindsay’s most sought after engravings, numbered 4 from the edition of 100 at lower right and signed at lower left in pencil. In Siesta, Lindsay uses a large central white space and a dramatic black shadow to … Read Full Description

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S/N: PM-LIND-152B–194618
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Full Title:

Siesta

Date:

C1925

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Wood engraving.

Image Size: 

105mm 
x 143mm
AUTHENTICITY
Siesta - Vintage Print from 1925

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1925

Description:

One of Lionel Lindsay’s most sought after engravings, numbered 4 from the edition of 100 at lower right and signed at lower left in pencil.

In Siesta, Lindsay uses a large central white space and a dramatic black shadow to establish the mood of a blazing summer’s day. The cat lazing on the step, which is only defined by family cut black lines, is a creature both of the deep shadows and of the lighter foreground; its tabby stripes proclaim its allegiance to both environments. The border of nasturtiums creeping toward the central area creates a curious ambiguity of space with the striking white area. Although Lindsay has obviously intended the space to be seen as a horizontal surface, the particular placing of the leaves and their shadows gives a curious impression of vertically, as though the cat sits on a step on top of a wall. Mendelssohn, P.153

References:
Mendelssohn: P.152, ill. p. 152

Collections:
Art Gallery NSW: Accession number DA51.1962
National Gallery Australia: Accession no NGA 83.844
National Gallery Victoria: Accession Number 978-4
National Library Australia:  Bib ID186720

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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