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Tiffany’s Research Notes on “The Cloak”:
The Cloak is one of Norman Lindsay’s most sophisticated and elegant etchings.
Lindsay uses the long fur coat to form a simple, sensuousness line and the beguiling gaze of the model and her subtle invitation to gaze upon her beauty creates an intriguing relationship with the viewer.
This limited edition facsimile etching is a faithful reproduction from Norman Lindsay’s original drypoint and etching from 1929.
The original issue price for The Cloak was 5 guineas and originals of this work are rare as Norman completed few drypoints – there were only 38 editions of The Cloak, much less than Norman’s normal 55 in an edition.
The simple and effective use of light and dark and line in this etching is often commented upon and in a 1929 review of an exhibition by Norman Lindsay, the prominent Australian artist, Arthur Streeton, who was a friend of Norman’s, singled out The Cloak as: “perhaps the simplest in expression of the whole series”.