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Strange Lands is in excellent condition and includes a certification signed by Rose Lindsay. From attached documentation it would appear that this copy was exhibited at the Macleod Gallery in 1932 as well as in 1974 as a part of the 136th birthday celebrations for David Jones.
The etching itself was produced in 1932 and measures approximately 25.5cm x 20.3cm. The copy we have available is number 18 from a total edition of 40.
Norman Lindsay produced Strange Lands as the Frontis piece, and also the only illustration for Kenneth Slessor’s Cuckooz Contrey (Sydney: Frank C. Johnson, 1932). Many of Lindsay’s favourite subjects can be found in this image including: armed men and voluptuous harpies, a mermaid, faun, and phoenix. This etching and image is hugely different to most of Lindsay’s work and depicts the figures standing on an old chart. The illustration was intended to represent Slessor’s opening sequence, The Atlas.
Kenneth Adolf Slessor was born in 1901 in Orange New South Wales and lived until 1971. He was a journalist, editor and poet.
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