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Aberdeen, Scotland 1862 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1935

  • Africa 1881-86
  • Australia from 1886

"What did Daddy say when you told him we were engaged ..." (early 20th century) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; ink; paper drawing in pen and ink; brush and ink and black pencil Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: not signed or dated. Titled and inscribed verso centre in black pencil, 'What did Daddy say when you told him/we were engaged'. 'He said he knew you got me into some / sort of trouble the way I'd been hanging round / you the last couple of months.'
Dimensions: image 28.6 h x 21.1 w cm sheet 33.0 h x 22.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Brackenreg 1977.
Accession No: NGA
  • With the artist until his death in 1935.
  • Estate of the artist.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from John Brackenreg, Sydney, May 1977.