Jack Spratt and his Wife

Mary Smith, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand in 1917.
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Object Detail

Image: 358 x 300mm
Support: 402 x 348mm
Matt: 457 x 558mm
Frame: 610 x 510 x 25mm
watercolour on paper
Illustration of a scene from the nursery rhyme Jack Sprat:

Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
And so between them both, you see,
They licked the platter clean.

The illustration shows Jack Sprat seated at the table, with his wife standing nearby pouring a cup of tea.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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