Mr Baddeley: “These Decisions To Do Something Will Be The Death Of Me, McKell”. John Frith, Aust.
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Mr Baddeley: “These Decisions To Do Something Will Be The Death Of Me, McKell”

1946. Ink and wash with colour pencil, signed and dated lower left, typed text including date and caption on slip affixed to lower margin, dated in pencil verso, 30.4 x 38.9cm. Slight soiling, foxing, central portion of image amended with white gouache.

Caption in image reads “Zoning ends April.” Text reads “S.M.H. [Sydney Morning Herald] 8.2.1946.” Depicts Sir William John McKell, Premier of NSW from 1941 to 1947.

Born in London, John Frith “discovered his talent for caricature at boarding school. In exchange for extra rations of jam and bread he would sell drawings of schoolmasters to his peers—a practice which was frequently rewarded with the strap! It was not until 1929 that Frith was to receive monetary payment for his art work.” Ref: Museum of Australian Democracy.

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Item #CL169-140

Price (AUD): $880.00  Other currencies

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