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Bruce Rock, Western Australia, Australia 1923 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2000

  • England 1963-65

Old man playing with himself ('The masturbator') (1941-43) Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in pen and ink Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black pencil, 'Perceval'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, '208'
Dimensions: sheet 29.2 h x 26.3 w cm sight 29.8 h x 26.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.325.48
Subject: Whimsy, fantasy and slapstick
Image rights: Courtesy John Perceval / Ken McGregor
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, through Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne, 1977.