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D.H. SOUTER

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

  • Africa 1881-86
  • Australia from 1886

"Oh waiter, may I expect to find any chicken in this chicken soup ?..." 1910's Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink, brush and ink, black pencil and blue pencil Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower centre in pen and black ink, 'D H Souter'. not dated. Titled and inscribed verso upside down in black pencil, 'Oh waiter / may I expect to find any / chicken in this chicken soup'. 'Nossir - an' the cook has gone and / left the 'orse out of ther 'orse radish'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '3190'.
Dimensions: image 28.6 h x 19.2 w cm sheet 31.7 h x 21.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Brackenreg 1977.
Accession No: NGA 77.260.7.57
Provenance:
  • With the artist until his death in 1935.
  • Estate of the artist.
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from John Brackenreg, Sydney, May 1977.