(Australia 18 Oct 1874 – 22 May 1961)
Goat and rhododendron
- Other titles:
- Syrian goat and rhododendrons, The black goat
- Not on display
- Further information
Lionel Lindsay produced the most impressive and consistent oeuvre of wood engravings in Australia, 'Goat and rhododendron' being one of the boldest and most popular. The Gallery has a significant collection of Lindsay's graphic work, including over 60 wood engravings and 100 etchings.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
'My method is very simple. From a careful pencil study I place my principal object; carefully drawing a precise outline. I blacken the intervening space and start by establishing my largest lights; finding direction, modelling and strength of line on the block. I prove as I go, building up my design from what elements I have already considered necessary, bit by bit. I gamble with the ultimate result, but my chief care is to establish a true graver cut, keep its drawing quality and to preserve the intervening black. I keep thus to a classic ideal' (J S Macdonald, 'The woodcuts of Lionel Lindsay', The print collectors quarterly, vol.21, no.2 (April 1934), pg.180).
This print was exhibited in April 1934 at P & D Colnaghi and Co, London as 'Syrian goat and Rhododendrons' ('Wood-engravings by Lionel Lindsay', cat.no. 52).
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998
- (circa 1933)
- wood engraving, printed in black ink on ivory mulberry paper
- 16.9 x 15.2 cm blockmark; 22.1 x 19.2 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Signed within block to print l.r., "LIONEL LINDSAY". Signed l.l., pencil "Lionel Lindsay". Not dated.
- Purchased 1935
- Accession number
- © Estate of Lionel Lindsay