Sydney Calls You. Charles Meere, 1890–1961 Brit./Aust.
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Sydney Calls You

1938. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, 101.5 x 63.4cm. Replaced lower left corner, repaired tears. Linen-backed.

Text continues “Feb. 5 [to] Feb. 12, 1938. Empire Games. Australia’s 150th anniversary celebrations, January 26 to April 25, 1938.” Held in NGA. The third Empire Games [now Commonwealth Games] “were timed to coincide with Australia’s sesquicentennial celebrations, which celebrated 150 years since the foundation of British settlement in Australia.” To emphasise the British/Australian relationship the athlete depicted wears a Union Jack while leaping over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ref: MAAS, Wiki.

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Item #CL197-37

Price (AUD): $3,950.00  other currencies

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