Mistaken Identity

Percy Spence, Artist

This is one of the cartoons in our collection. It was made in 1898. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
In this cartoon I am unsure of whose identity has been mistaken. But the unmasked facial expression of the child enjoying the show of an unknown person. As well as the man trying to hide his laughter, makes me laugh.
Rose Hird, recipient of the WDC Youth Committee Recognition award in the 2019 patillo Whanganui Arts Review, for the Sep 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Media
pen and ink on paper
Description
Monochrome image of well-dressed people at a function seated and talking. A gentleman on the left wearing coat tails with a moustache is talking to a woman in a striped dress with a large ribbon sash, while a gentleman on the right is covering his mouth suppressing his surprise, a child stands at the centre of the group.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Donated in 1918 by The Bulletin, Sydney.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
12 Mar 1918

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Accession Number:
1918/2/39

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