Item #CL183-113 [Self-Portrait As Caricature]. Phil May, British/Aust.
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[Self-Portrait As Caricature]

c1890. Painted plaster, signature incised lower right, 33 x 27 x 11cm. Minor chips and paint loss overall.

A news clipping from The Bulletin, dated 7 February, 1984, is attached verso and shows the plaque with added words “The Bulletin, The National Australian News.” The article suggests that it is likely a self-portrait of Phil May, but “further identification is difficult.” A postcard depicting a self-portrait by May, dated 1890 and captioned “That’s me when I’m old”, which is held in the National Museum of Australia, clearly identifies this plaster is an image of Phil May. Provenance: Will Mahony by descent.

Item #CL183-113

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