Love on Earth


Original etching

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35.5 x 29.5 cm
Etching, engraving and stipple on paper
Edition: 55

Norman Lindsay Etchings: Catalogue Raisonné 
(Odana Editions and Josef Lebovic Gallery, 2006, cat.273)
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
National Trust Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum

While Norman was writing his stories about Micomicon, he was busy with pen drawings, watercolours and etchings. Love on Earth was etched in 1925 and Norman described the process in a letter to his son Jack:
I have covered the plate of Love on Earth with its finest needling. Very slowly and carefully done, and very trying to the eyes, fingers and nerves. The slowness of this technique is a devilish test of endurance. To relieve its monotony, I have been writing some Micomicon stories.

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