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Phil MAY

Leeds, England 1864 – London, England 1903

  • Australia 1886-88

Let the dead bury the dead 1886 Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, ink; paper drawing in black ink Support: paper mounted on cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower right in black ink, 'Phil May'. not dated.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed on coffin as part of work in black ink 'VAUGHAN'. Inscribed on sack as part of work in black ink '(pounds) 6000'.
Tertiary Insc: Label verso centre typed, '839. 'Let the dead bury the dead.' - Cardinal Moran. / November 20 1886'. Label verso upper centre typed , 'Australian National Gallery / Phil May / Rosalind Hollinrake 9.1.76'. Label recto upper left in black pencil, '8.1' or '81'.
Dimensions: sheet 39.4 h x 26.4 w cm image 28.6 h x 23.8 w cm backing 43.1 h x 27.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1578
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Rosalind Hollinrake, Melbourne, 1976.