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Grace Cossington SMITH

Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1892 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1984

  • England, Europe 1912-14
  • England, Italy 1949-51

"Bah! you contemptible little thing - what can you do against my beauty!" between 1917 and 1919 Place made: New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, cardboard; graphite drawing in black pencil Support: cardboard

Primary Insc: signed lower centre in black pencil, 'GCS' not dated inscribed upper left in black pencil, 'THE GREAT ILLUSION' inscribed lower centre in black pencil, '1914' (not as date of work) inscribed lower centre in black pencil, 'Bah! you contemptible little thing - what can you do against my beauty!'
Dimensions: sheet 25.5 h x 32.3 w cm sight 25.0 h x 29.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.705.73
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, through Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1976