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Ruby, Norman, Pearl, Percy, Reg, Bill Dyson and Mary in Creswick garden, c. 1899

an unknown artist

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 16.4 cm x 21.6 cm, image: 15.7 cm x 20.7 cm)

Ruby Lindsay (1885-1919), artist and illustrator, left home at 16 and went to Melbourne where she studied at the National Gallery School. She worked as an illustrator, contributing drawings for publications such as the Bulletin and the Adelaide satirical journal, the Gadfly. She married Will Dyson in 1909 and travelled to London with him and her brother Norman. In England, Ruby continued to work as an illustrator. Ruby caught influenza during the worldwide epidemic of the virus in 1919 and died at the age of 32.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Accession number: 2008.98

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Ruby Lindsay (age 14 in 1899)

Norman Lindsay (age 20 in 1899)

Pearl Lindsay

Percy Lindsay (age 29 in 1899)

Reg Lindsay

Will Dyson (age 19 in 1899)

Mary Lindsay

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