Lionel Lindsay 'Free Commissariat Stores, Circular Quay, Sydney'

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Lionel Lindsay was the brother of famed artist Norman Lindsay and former director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Daryl Lindsay. He was a self-taught etcher and engraver, building a reputation for his scenes of old Sydney, of which this work is an example.

‘Free Commissariat Stores, Circular Quay, Sydney’ is a harbour scene of old an Commissariat Store, now demolished, at west Circular Quay. Commissariat Stores, established in 1810, were the first sources of food and goods to Australia’s settlement of convicts and goalers. They were an important part of the emerging economy, folding when the country moved from a convict to a market system.

This work comes from the private collection of noted curator and scholar Ursula Hoff, the former Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Victoria and London Advisor for the Felton Bequest. Museum-quality and with excellent provenance, this record of a significant landmark, now dramatically different in appearance, will intrigue collectors of early landscapes and prints. 

Lionel LINDSAY (1874 - 1961)
'Free Commissariat Stores, Circular Quay, Sydney' 1912
etching on paper
Image Size: 16 x 20 cm
Dimensions: 30 x 40 cm
Signed: Signed lower left: Lionel Lindsay; titled lower centre.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
This work of art is mounted and ready to frame
An impression of this work is represented at National Gallery of Australia, accession number: 83.1045
Condition: Excellent
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