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“And, One By One, Crept Silently To Rest” Omar Khayyam

c1930. Pen and ink with gouache, signed “Phil McLachlan” and captioned upper left and lower centre, 23.2 x 20.7cm. Slight foxing, discolouration and minor surface loss to margins.

Phyllis Laishley McLachlan, on leaving school at the age of 16, studied with Thea Proctor, and at the Julian Ashton School. She first exhibited her watercolours at a Society of Women Painters’ exhibition in Sydney in 1922. In 1924, she held her first one-woman show. She was best known for her cover designs for The Home and Triad magazines. She married Sir John Collins (1899-1989), a distinguished and lauded naval officer and diplomat, who served in both World Wars, commanding the cruiser HMAS Sydney and Australia (II). Ref: SLNSW. (See item 157).

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Item #CL174-130

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