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Sir Lionel Arthur Lindsay

  1874 - 1961
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Kookaburra sold


Original wood engraving.

Particularly fine, strong impression, from the only edition of 100 signed proofs.


The Clipped Wing sold

The Clipped Wing   1930

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression with strong, evenly printed, black inking. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs.

Provenance: the collection of Sir Michael Sadler.


A Pipe of Baccy sold

A Pipe of Baccy   1924

Original etching.

Excellent impression with strong, dark line and carefully wiped plate tone, from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.


Ancient Doorway, Burgos sold

Ancient Doorway, Burgos   1929

Original drypoint.

Beautiful, rich impression with fresh drypoint burr, from the only edition of 100 signed and numbered proofs.


The Town Gate, Burgos sold

The Town Gate, Burgos   1929

Original drypoint.

Brilliant impression with rich velvety blacks and strong contrast, from the only edition of 100 signed and numbered proofs.



Sir Lionel Lindsay, along with his brother Norman, is considered to be one of the greatest original printmakers ever to have emerged from Australia. A masterly technician and an outstanding draughtsman, he did much through his work, writing and public speaking to popularise the revived medium of original printmaking in Australia.

Having already established himself as the foremost of Australian etcher, Lionel Lindsay joined his colleagues to found the Australian Painter-Etchers’ Society and he was President for their first exhibition. However, he left this grouping and went to London in 1926 to meet Harold Wright of the dealers P.& D. Colnaghi. A close friendship ensued and Colnaghi’s handled his work from there on. After his meeting with Wright, Lionel Lindsay’s art turned towards topographical drypoints of France and Spain. His work was an immense success and firmly established him as one of the leading printmakers resident in England. He did not re-commence wood engraving until his return to Australia in 1930. [more]