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

  • Africa 1881-86
  • Australia from 1886

"Is the boss in?..." (early 20th century) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; gouache; graphite; ink drawing in pen and ink, black pencil and gouache Support: paper mounted on cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: presence of manufacturer's mark undetermined due to secondary support.

Primary Insc: signed lower centre in stylised form in pen and black ink, 'D H Souter'. not dated. Titled verso lower centre in black pencil, 'Is the boss in?'.
Secondary Insc: (See Notes for full text).
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower left sideways in black pencil, 'Did a/better one'
Dimensions: image 34.8 h x 25.4 w cm sheet 36.2 h x 25.4 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.