The Complete Etchings of Norman Lindsay



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"Over a period of eighty years Australian artist Norman Alfred Williams Lindsay (1897-1969) produced a prodigious amount of work -- pencil drawings, pen and ink drawings, watercolours and oil paintings -- and the etcher's needle was to become as natural an extension of the artist's hand as his pencil, pen and paint brush. With equal constancy and application he developed into true magnificence his techniques of etching."

The fully illustrated catalogue raisonne of his 175 unpublished and 200 published etchings traces his development from the first tentative beginning in 1897 to the maturity of his etched line in the 1920s and 1930s.

This volume was abridged and re-issued in a condensed edition. This full edition has 480 pages instead of 306 pages and the full text of 100,000 words compared to 10,000 words in the condensed edition. Includes fully illustrated catalogue raisonnes of both published (175) and unpublished (200) works. The text includes 160 additional illustrations.

The contents: the Mitchell Library folios & copper plates; Norman & Rose; unpublished etchings; etched bookplates; books illustrated with original etchings; notes on the unpublished etchings catalogue raisonne; unpublished etchings catalogue raisonne; published etchings; notes on the published etchings catalogue raisonne; published etchings catalogue raisonne; galleries, exhibitions & reviews; sales & marketing; facsimile etchings; glossary of etching terms; selected exhibitions; private collections; selected bibliography.


Norman Lindsay
Lin Bloomfield

Condition & Attributes

Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower tips lightly bumped, book is otherwise Fine, dustjacket spine ends and back cover rubbed)
Print run of 2000 copies



Publishing Information

Odana / Josef Lebovic Galleries

Physical Description

12.2 inches
9.9 inches
480 pages
over 500 color and black & white illustrations