The Finish. Ruby Lindsay, Aust.
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The Finish

1909. Ink and wash, signed in image lower left, titled, captioned and annotated by Lindsay and dated “9-09” in pencil in unknown hand verso, 23 x 23.7cm. Pinholes, slight foxing and soiling overall, minor handling creases and paper loss to left and lower edges not affecting image.

Caption reads “Mama: ‘Its true, the tailor makes the man.’ Papa (bitterly): ‘And the milliner breaks him.’” Annotations include “Ruby Lindsay, ‘Lisnacrieve’, Creswick, Vic.”

Sister of artists Norman, Lionel and Percy, Ruby Lindsay was an Australian illustrator and painter. She was born in Creswick, Victoria, the seventh child and second daughter of Robert and Jane Lindsay, and lived in Melbourne from the age of 16 with her brother Percy while studying at the National Gallery of Victoria School. Lindsay drew occasionally for The Bulletin, illustrated William Moore’s Studio Sketches (1906) and designed posters. In 1909, she married Australian artist Will Dyson. In 1912, she contributed illustrations to the book Epigrams of Eve by child welfare advocate and journalist Sophie Irene Loeb. After WWI she died during the Spanish flu pandemic. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL187-90

Price (AUD): $2,950.00  other currencies

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