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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1903 – Dublin, Ireland 1977

  • England 1926-47
  • Ireland from 1948

Cresting a mighty wave-heaped Helicon. c.1924 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil, pen and ink and watercolour Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed lower left of image in gouache, 'R H McGrath'. not dated. Titled lower right as part of inscribed verse, in pen and black ink, 'Cresting a mighty wave-heaped Helicon'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower centre in red ink, 'XV'. Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '33a.'.
Dimensions: image 18.0 h x 11.0 w cm sheet 42.9 h x 26.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.1509
  • With the artist until his death in 1977.
  • Estate of the artist.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Deutcher Fine Art, Melbourne, August 1979,
  • From the exhibition, 'Raymond McGrath', Melbourne: Deutsher Galleries, 22 April - 13 May 1979, list 33a.