Grace Cossington SMITH, The great illusion: (the wowzers) 'Boo-hoo - the poor animal - he's going to the dogs-'. Enlarge 1 /1

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 Place made: 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'. not dated. 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.
Dimensions: image 25.8 h x 31.6 w cm sheet 25.8 h x 31.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.705.75
Subject: War: first world war, 1914-1918
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, through Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1976