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

  • Africa 1881-86
  • Australia from 1886

The spirit of adventure [recto] (early 20th century) Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; graphite drawing in black pencil Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: not signed or dated. Titled verso upper centre in black pencil, 'The Spirit of Adventure'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed verso centre in black pencil 'Look Ernest/if you cant take me where we'll be/raided we might/as well just go to the pictures'.
Dimensions: image 31.4 h x 26.6 w cm sheet 31.8 h x 29.2 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.