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Creswick, Victoria, Australia 1879 – Springwood, New South Wales, Australia 1969

  • England, Europe 1909-11

Porter from the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo] [recto]
not titled [sketches of heads] [verso]
[GOH] between 1900 and 1909 Place made: Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Materials & Technique: drawings, graphite; paper drawing in black pencil Support: wove paper

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, 'Sketched at Colombo on way to London 1910./ It is a Study of a Porter from the/ Grand Oriental Hotel as indicated by/ the letters GOH below head./ The head appears in page 559 in/ 'The Lone Hand' magazine March 1910./ It is an illustration to the article by Norman, 'Colombo, a tripper's day'
Dimensions: image (recto) 24.5 h x 16.2 w cm image (verso) 5.2 h x 12.2 w cm sheet 28.4 h x 19.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Keith Wingrove 1995
Accession No: NGA 95.235AB
  • Collection of Keith Kingrove (1910-1995), who formed a major collection of material relating to Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) and the art of Bookplates.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Keith Wingrove, Highgate, South Australia, June 1995.