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Morris COHEN

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 1866 – 1931

A popular pastime in Rome, kissing St Peter's toe 1906
Collection Title: Sketchbook mainly of figure studies, at sea and in N. America, England, Europe and Egypt
Place made: Rome, Lazio, Roma province, Italy
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, ink; paper drawing in pen and black ink Support: smooth white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer’s mark

Primary Insc: not signed. not dated. 3 compositions, inscribed in pen and black ink 'A popular past time in Rome/Kissing S Peters toe' (sic), 'The toe as it was' and 'The toe as it is now'.
Dimensions: sheet 13.8 h x 21.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Valerie Albiston and Yvonne Cohen 1978.
Accession No: NGA 78.581.63
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from Yvonne Cohen and Valerie Albiston, the artist’s daughters, Melbourne, 1978.