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Emile MERCIER

New Caledonia 1902 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1981

  • Australia from 1923

'No! No! Don't paint me in oils! My doctor has forbidden me all fats!' 1961 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in pen and ink and crayon Support: paper

Primary Insc: Signed lower centre in pen and black ink, 'Emile Mercier'. Dated verso centre in ballpoint pen, '1961'. Titled upper edge in black pencil, and again on paper fixed to lower edge of work in typescript, 'No! No! Don't paint me in oils! My doctor has forbidden me all fats'
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'EM 058'.
Dimensions: image 13.8 h x 19.8 w cm sheet 20.0 h x 21.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.64
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Black and White Artworks, Sydney, February 1980.