Grace Cossington SMITH
Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia 1892
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1984
- England, Europe 1912-14
- England, Italy 1949-51
'I am a really great soldier...'
between 1918 - 1920
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, cardboard; graphite; watercolour drawing in black pencil with watercolour wash Support: medium-weight smooth cream card
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Primary Insc: Signed lower left below image in black pencil, 'G. Cossington Smith'.
Signed lower right below image in black pencil, 'GCS [in monogram]'.
Inscribed upper left in black pencil, 'I am really a Great Soldier - but recently I've taken to writing books...'.
Inscribed upper right in black pencil, 'I have also taken to writing books...'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
image 21.3 h x 32.1 w cm sheet 21.3 h x 32.1 w cm
: Purchased 1976 Accession No
: NGA 76.705.71 Subject
: War: first world war, 1914-1918
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, through Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, 1976