The Audience- No. 362 of 550 – SOLD

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Tiffany’s Research Notes on “The Audience”:

This joyful and whimsical Facsimile Etching is a faithful reproduction of the original Aquatint & Etching first created by Norman in 1925.

In this work, Norman Lindsay concentrates on the play of light from the moon cast over the beautiful dancer, creating a magical and intimate atmosphere.

We are as captivated by the dancer as her adoring audience of rabbits and the little horned satyr, and watch with awe the girl’s delightful and free-spirited dance.

Lindsay cleverly creates contrast by placing the dancer against the dark background of the night sky and thereby focussing our attention on the dancer with her luminous, floating dress being illuminated by the full moon.

The original edition of “The Audience” was created using the difficult Intaglio technique of Aquatint and as a result there were only 38 in the original edition, making originals of “The Audience” very difficult to source and extremely rare.

Interestingly, Lindsay painted a watercolour on a similar theme to this etching, which was also entitled “The Audience”.

Original aquatints of “The Audience” can be seen in the La Trobe University Art Collection and the Mitchell Library in Sydney has four working proofs of “The Audience” which were donated to the library by Norman Lindsay’s wife Rose, before she died in 1978.

Limited Edition Facsimile Etching
25.2 x 17.6 cm
76.5 x 54 cm
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