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A father's complaint

pen, brush and ink, pencil, blue pencil and gouache
56.2 × 49.2 cm (comp.) 63.4 × 50.4 cm (sheet)
inscribed in pencil u.l.: Damme Ramsey if Stanly was not such a friend of mine I'd look in / this almost as an hostile act!
inscribed (diagonally) in pencil u.r.: "Hang it Stanly is this the / act of a friend!"
inscribed (in image) in brush and ink l.r.: Will Dyson
inscribed in pencil l.l.: 29 (in a circle) A Father's Complaint / 3/9/25 Punch (Dyson)
inscribed in pencil l.c.: Touch on the old Man
inscribed in pencil l.c.l.: John Bull (to leave English Labout Party)___ This may be strong of Stanly - but damme its tough on us!" / is it considerate?"? / "Damme Ramsey I thought Stanly was a friend of mine!"
Accession Number
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Hugh McCubbin, 1960
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display