- Charles Conder
- The Maypole
- lithograph on paper
- 28.5 x 38.5 cm (image size)
signed lower right: CONDER 1905 (in reverse)
Gibson., Frank, Charles Conder His Life and Work, John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1914, pp.85-86
Conder’s interest in the graphic arts dates from his early days at the Illustrated Sydney News and can be seen throughout his oeuvre in his invitation cards, book illustrations and cover designs, including for the catalogue of the famous 9 x 5 Impression Exhibition. The subjects of his lithographs produced between 1899 – 1905, were drawn from Balzac and the bohemian tales of Henri Merger, and often from his imagination. Gossip and The Maypole both evoke a charming atmosphere and show a strong sense of design.