Grace Cossington SMITH
Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1892
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1984
- England, Europe 1912-14
- England, Italy 1949-51
The great illusion: (the wowzers) 'Boo-hoo - the poor animal - he's going to the dogs-'.
between 1917 and 1919
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Primary Insc: signed lower left within image in black pencil, 'G.C.S'.
Titled upper centre in black pencil, 'THE GREAT ILLUSION'.
inscribed lower left to lower right in black pencil, '1913/ (The Wowsers) 'Boo-hoo - the poor animal - he's going to the dogs-' '.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
image 25.8 h x 31.6 w cm sheet 25.8 h x 31.6 w cm
: Purchased 1976 Accession No
: NGA 76.705.75 Subject
: War: first world war, 1914-1918
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, through Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1976