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Creswick, Victoria, Australia 1874 – Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia 1961

  • Europe 1902-03
  • Europe 1910
  • England, Europe 1925-27
  • North Africa, India, Europe 1928-30
  • Europe 1933-34

His little illusion (1900-61) Title Notes: Original artwork for a cartoon for The Bulletin
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in brush and ink, crayon, gouache and black pencil Support: two layers of paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower left in gouache, ‘Lionel Lindsay’. not dated. Titled and inscribed on label verso centre in pen and black ink, ‘His Little Illusion / (to his Missus) / Mick: Get up, Bridget, y’orter be ‘shamed of y’self, lyin’ ‘bout like that / in the public streets! ‘
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed on label verso centre in red ink, ‘E.D.’
Dimensions: image 29.2 h x 27.4 w cm sheet 29.2 h x 27.4 w cm backing 45.6 h x 33.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1666
Image rights: © National Library of Australia
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Bert Whittle, Western Australia, 1979.