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David LOW

Dunedin, New Zealand 1892 – England 1963

  • Australia 1911-19
  • England from 1919

The blossom of victory (1916)
Collection Title: Album of original art works assembled by R H Croll
Page: page 12
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: albums, drawings, 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'. not dated. 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'.
Dimensions: 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
Acknowledgement: 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.