Historical information

Daryl Lindsay was born and grew up in Creswick, one of the famous Lindsay family of artists. He had a love of horses and this was his favourite. He often did portraits of horses for famous owners.


Daryl Lindsay became a noted international artist and the Director of the National Gallery of Victoria. He had a very considerable influence on Australian art, particularly from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Physical description

Oil painting on canvas by Daryl Lindsay of his favourite horse, "Pompey".

Inscriptions & markings

Signed Daryl Lindsay on front. On the back is written "Daryl Lindsay painted his favourite horse Pompey c. 1930 at Mulberry Hill, Baxter. Presented to the Creswick Museum by Joan Lindsay May 1977.