Dunedin, New Zealand 1892
- Australia 1911-19
- England from 1919
The blossom of victory
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 12
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, albums, graphite; ink; paper drawing in brush and pen and black ink over black pencil Support: white cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Primary Insc: signed and inscribed lower centre below image in pen and black ink, 'To R. Croll from / Low'.
Titled lower centre below image in pen and black ink, 'The Blossom of Victory'.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower centre in ink, 'Wilhelm (pulling the Petals): 'Dis Years, negst years, zumterms, NEVAIR!?!!!' ' [sic].
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed by R.H. Croll lower edge in black pencil, 'Original sketch by David Low for Bulletin cartoon (full page) May 1916'.
image 18.8 h x 10.4 w cm sheet 22.7 h x 12.8 w cm backing sheet 25.0 h x 17.8 w cm
: Gift of Roger Butler 1996 Accession No
: NGA 96.592.16
- The album was assembled by Robert Henderson Croll (1869-1947), writer, biorgrapher, art historian. (see ADB, vol.8, pp154-5).
- The Croll estate was sold by the book dealer Kenneth Hince (Melbourne) and Malvern Fine Art Gallery Melbourne.
- The album was acquired by Roger Butler from Malvern Fine Art Gallery prior to 1981.
- Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Roger Butler, Canberra, June 1996.