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 Place made: 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.
Dimensions: image 21.3 h x 32.1 w cm sheet 21.3 h x 32.1 w cm
Acknowledgement: 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