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Glasgow, Scotland 1877 – Clydebank', Essendon, Melbourne , Victoria, Australia 1906

  • Australia from 1878
  • England and France 1900-02

A stitch tailor
(Queen of Hearts)
(1884) Description: 6 sketches The first two and part of the third item are illustrations for recognisable rhymes and stories.
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: paper

Primary Insc: not signed, not dated. inscribed on image A as part of work upper centre in black pencil, 'A stitch/tailower right. inscribed on image C upper right in red pencil, 'See a pin and pick it up all/day long youpper left have good luck'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed image B lower right in black pencil, '7 years of age'.
Dimensions: overall 23.8 h x 36.0 w cm sheet 1 23.8 h x 18.0 w cm sheet 2 23.8 h x 18.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mr and Mrs J.O. Wicking 1995
Accession No: NGA 95.1023.A-C
  • With the artist until his death in 1906.
  • By descent to Janet Wicking, niece of the artist.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from John and Janet Wicking, Melbourne, December 1995.