Ariadne. Lionel Lindsay, Aust.
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Ariadne

1917. Aquatint and etching, signed, annotated “no. 8”, inscribed to “Leon Gellert” and titled in pencil in lower margin, 16.5 x 13.9cm. Old glue stains and paper loss to margins, minor tear to lower right margin, old mount burn.

Inscription reads “To the good poet Leon Gellert, from his friend the sketcher.” Ref: Mendelssohn #136. Held in NGV.

Adelaide-born Leon Maxwell Gellert (1892-1977) was a soldier, poet and journalist. His first major work of verse Songs of a Campaign (1917), illustrated by Norman Lindsay in later editions, received critical acclaim. He later became editor of Art in Australia, and Home magazines. Ref: ADB.

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Item #CL192-81

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