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Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1894 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1977

  • Hawaii 1921, France 1922, United States c1922-1929

Ameroo, the string game [fabric design] 1950's
Collection Title: Portfolio 1. Sketch designs for fabrics, Australian Legends
Place made: Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, portfolios, drawing in brown ink and brush, black pencil traces Support: paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower left in pen and black ink, 'Byram Mansell'. not dated. Titled lower right in pen and pen and black ink, 'Ameroo The string game'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right in ink, 'No. 1'. Inscribed verso lower centre in ink, 'Ameroo The String game'. Printed label verso lower centre, 'JX3055/Byram Mansell F.R.S.A. (Lond.)/The Garden Studio/37 Marion Street/ Killahra'. Printed label verso upper right, '599'.
Dimensions: image 41.3 h x 40.7 w cm sheet 41.3 h x 40.7 w cm backing 43.4 h x 42.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1220.1
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Woolloomooloo Gallery, Sydney, March 1986.