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Tiffany’s Research Notes on “Blonde & Brunette”:
This lovely image is a reproduction of a rare and unpublished etching of Norman Lindsay’s, which he completed in circa 1928.
It is believed that only three original etchings of “Blonde & Brunette” exist.
One of these is housed at Sydney’s Mitchell Library in Folio 7 of the etchings and proofs which Norman’s wife, Rose left in the permanent care of the library prior to her death in 1978.
The original work was an Etching and Drypoint with the drypoint areas in the image evident in the lovely, velvety-black areas in the Brunette model’s dress.
Norman frequently used in his works the theme of “the dark exotic” woman contrasted with the innocence and sweetness of “the fair” maiden.
A painting by the same name “Blonde and Brunette” is also housed at Norman Lindsay’s home at Springwood which is now a National Trust museum.