Lindsay, Percy (1870-1952)

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Lindsay, [sic], Perceval Charles (1870-1952)
Lindsay, Percival
Lindsay, Percival (1870-1952)
Lindsay, Percival Charles (1870-1952)
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Artist; Writer
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LINDSAY FAMILY: Percival Charles (1870-1952), Sir Lionel Arthur (1874-1961), Norman Alfred Williams (1879-1969), Ruby (1885-1919) and Sir Ernest Daryl (1889-1976), artists and writers, were born at Creswick,...

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Painter and illustrator, working in Creswick, Melbourne, Sydney and regional NSW. Eldest artistic member of the Lindsay siblings whose most admired works are his sensitive small scale oil landscapes.

painter, etcher and cartoonist, was born in Creswick, Victoria, the eldest brother of Lionel , Norman , Daryl, Ruby and Isabel Lindsay (and other non-artist siblings). Percy was educated at Creswick Grammar School, which all the boys attended, where he edited the unofficial school magazine the Boomerang (followed in turn by Lionel and Norman). He was revered by his brothers for the way he was able to maximise life’s pleasures, especially for his success in romancing the daughters of local miners and shopkeepers. According to his brother Daryl, “he took life as it came, extracting all he could get out of it at the moment” (The Leafy Tree p 62). Unlike his younger brothers, Lionel and Norman, who left Creswick as soon as they could, he lived at home until 1897. His first art lessons came when the watercolourist Miller Marshall began to hold occasional classes at Creswick. Later Walter Withers established formal classes in landscape class . After the Withers School folded Percy studied art in Ballarat under Frederick Sheldon before starting his own school at the old Creswick School of Mines. His brother Daryl, who did not approve of Percy’s lifestyle nevertheless admired his Creswick landscapes of the 1890s, and described them as “the best things he ever did”. Lionel, who with Norman was forging a career as a black and white artist in Melbourne, and was concerned for the financial future of the family persuaded Percy to join them. In Melbourne he happily adopted the lifestyle of ...

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  • fl. 1906 - 1950

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  1. Percy Lindsay : catalogue / Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Book : 1975 ]
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  2. Percy Lindsay : bohemian artist of Creswick : exhibition at Creswick Museum, January 2016
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Book : 2016 ]
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  3. Exhibition etchings. Percy Lindsay March 20th to 30th 1929 / Percy Lindsay
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  4. Spear-eye / by Jack McLaren ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
    McLaren, Jack, 1887-1954
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 17 libraries
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  5. Percy Lindsay [Works of Art]
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Art work : 1925-1926 ]
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  6. Along the western road : bush stories and ballads / illustrated by Percy Lindsay
    Lindsay, Percy
    [ Book : 1981 ]
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    Along the western road : bush stories and ballads / illustrated by Percy Lindsay
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  7. Great events in Australian history / by Joseph Bryant
    Bryant, Joseph, Rev
    [ Book : 1925-1932 ]
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  8. Percy Lindsay
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Book : 1975 ]
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  9. Percy Lindsay : artist & bohemian / Silas Clifford-Smith
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    [ Book : 2010-2011 ]
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  10. The Tingira, 1933 / Percy Lindsay
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Art work : 1933 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Percy Lindsay, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. Percy Lindsay : catalogue / Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
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    [ Book : 1975 ]
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  3. Percy Lindsay : bohemian artist of Creswick : exhibition at Creswick Museum, January 2016
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Book : 2016 ]
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  4. Exhibition etchings. Percy Lindsay March 20th to 30th 1929 / Percy Lindsay
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  5. Percy Lindsay: catalogue
    Radford, Ron, 1949-
    [ Book : 1975 ]
    At NERAM Hinton Library
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  6. Spear-eye / by Jack McLaren ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
    McLaren, Jack, 1887-1954
    [ Book : 1925 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
    At 17 libraries
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  7. Percy Lindsay [Works of Art]
    Lindsay, Percy, 1870-1952
    [ Art work : 1925-1926 ]
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  8. Along the western road : bush stories and ballads / illustrated by Percy Lindsay
    Lindsay, Percy
    [ Book : 1981 ]
    At 37 libraries
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  9. [Portrait of Percy Lindsay] [E. W. Searle]
    Searle, E. W. (Edward William), 1887-1955
    [ Photograph : 1941 ]
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    [Portrait of Percy Lindsay] [E. W. Searle]
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  10. Portrait of Percy Lindsay, Australia, 1941, 1 / E.W. Searle
    Searle, E. W. (Edward William), 1887-1955
    [ Photograph : 1941 ]
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Percy Harold Jones, of 54 Lindsay-street, Hamilton, shearsman, and formerly residing at No. 9 Arthurstreet, Wickham.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 June 1927 [Issue No.83] p 2965

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    ... Wales. (26,536) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Percy Harold Jones, of 54 liindsay-atreet, Hamilton, shearsman, and ... 90 words
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  2. I THE undersigned, Lindsay Sharwood, hereby make application to register the “Homeward Bound Gold Mining
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 18 June 1872 [Issue No.167] p 1576

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    ... I THE undersigned, Lindsay Sharwood, hereby make applica-tion to register the "Homeward Bound Gold ... the Manager is Lindsay Sharwood. 6. The office of the Company is at No. 13, Macquarie-place, Sydney. 7 ... 478 words
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  3. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—Re will of PERCY WILLIAM CLIFTON, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 26 January 1968 [Issue No.12] p 381

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Lindsay Higgins, the executor of the will of the said Percy William Clifton, who died on 29th March, 1966 ... IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—Re will of PERCY WILLIAM CLIFTON ... 173 words
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  1. Lindsay, Joan (1896-1984)
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    ... Lindsay, Percy ... Joan Lindsay and Maie Casey, ... Best known as the author of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', Lady Joan Lindsay was also also a talented ... oil and watercolour painter. Best known as the author of Picnic at Hanging Rock , Joan Lindsay began ...
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  2. Lindsay, Daryl (1889-1976)
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    ... Lindsay, Percy ... Lindsay, Norman ... LINDSAY FAMILY: Percival Charles (1870-1952), Sir Lionel Arthur (1874-1961), Norman Alfred Williams ... name: Lindsay, (Ernest) Daryl, Sir ...
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  3. Lindsay, Lionel, (Sir) (1874-1961)
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    ... Lindsay, Percy ... University of Queensland (Lionel Lindsay Collection, Townsville) ?, Qld. ... LINDSAY FAMILY: Percival Charles (1870-1952), Sir Lionel Arthur (1874-1961), Norman Alfred Williams ... The first member of the prolific Lindsay family to become a professional illustrator. A constant ...
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  1. Percy Lindsay
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 29 September 1952 p 2 Article
    ... _ Percy Lindsay Sir,-Some years ago I had the idea of writing a biography of Percy Lindsay. He ... really a bad chap." I cannot imagine anyone more genuinely loved by so many as was Percy Lindsay. W. K ... 263 words
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  2. Percy Lindsay
    Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938) Wednesday 27 March 1929 p 11 Article
    ... (Percy Lindsay THE name of Percy Lindsay, though less celebrated than that of either of his younger ... 226 words
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  3. PERCY LINDSAY
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Friday 5 August 1932 p 6 Article
    ... PERCY LINDSAY bir,— I am very loth to criticise tho criticism of one of my friends of the art of ... criticism of Mr Percy Lindsay's art was a si in of the t>en. — Yours, efn.. Elwood, Aug. 1. JOHN B. CASTIEAU. ... 77 words
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  1. Lindsay, Percy
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  2. Percy Lindsay (8 October 1952)
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1952 ]
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  3. Percy Lindsay (2 December 1907)
    The Native companion : an Australian monthly magazine of literature and life.
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  4. Percy Lindsay, Artist (16 June 1919)
    The Lone hand.
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  1. Percy Lindsay [Works of Art]
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  3. Percy and Jessie Lindsay posing at ...
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    [ Photograph : 1917 ]
    Percy and Jessie Lindsay posing at Roseville, N.S.W., ca. 1917, 1 / Peter Lindsay
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    [ Photograph : 1941 ]
    Portrait of Percy Lindsay, Australia, 1941, 1 / E.W. Searle
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    [ Photograph : 1941 ]
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    [ Photograph : 1917 ]
    Percy Lindsay posing at Roseville, N.S.W., ca. 1917, 12 / Peter Lindsay
  1. Vince and Keith Holland, Lindsay Carr and Duke Tritton interviewed by John Meredith in the John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961
    Holland, Vince
    [ Sound : 1956 ]
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    Vince and Keith Holland, Lindsay Carr and Duke Tritton interviewed by John Meredith in the John Meredith folklore field recordings, 1953-1961
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  2. Leezie Lindsay : old Scottish ballad arranged for voice and piano / by Percy Grainger
    [ Printed music : 1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Ballads reliques / sung by Hermes Nye
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    [ Sound : 1957 ]
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    [ Sound : 1957 ]
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  1. The Lindsays : Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Daryl Lindsay, Percy Lindsay, Ruby Lindsay
    Naracoorte Art Gallery
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  2. Norman Lindsay: the embattled olympian
    Hetherington, John
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 64 libraries
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  3. Jack Lindsay : bibliographical notes / [compiled and arranged by Jack Lindsay]
    Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  4. Norman Lindsay does not care : an outburst / by P.R. Stephensen
    Stephensen, P. R. (Percy Reginald), 1901-1965
    [ Book : 1928 ]
    At 7 libraries
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  1. Lionel Percy Gilmour Lindsay
    Lionel Percy Gilmour Lindsay
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  2. KERR, Margaret (1898-1958(9))
    KERR, Margaret  (1898-1958(9))
    Created by KEVING., 14 items.

    Sculptural Potter. Born in Fitzroy , Melbourne. She was one of nine children (Doon (Mrs D S Donald), John , Douglas, Margaret, Doris, Colin, Angus, Bessie and Peter,) of Alexander C. Kerr and Mary El...

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  3. JOHN SAMPLE LEAHY c1810 of Kinsale, Cork - Stonemason, Plasterer, Builder, Architect & Publican
    JOHN SAMPLE LEAHY c1810 of Kinsale, Cork - Stonemason, Plasterer, Builder, Architect & Publican
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    JOHN LEAHY AND FAMILY -John Sample (Semple) Leahy c1810 (likely born at Town Plots Townland, Kinsale or Dromderrig Townland, Kinsale) and his wife Ellen McCarthy c1813 (likely born Kinsale) were...

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  1. Lindsay, Percy, [No Service Number]
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  2. Lindsay Family Papers
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