Untitled (Dibble Dabble and some Doubles, Page 7)

Joan Grehan, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in Australia in circa 1951.
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About the Work
“As well as evoking emotions, triggering memories, and providing aesthetic pleasure, art can at times amuse. I have chosen this painting from Joan Grehan’s work because it is both delightful and amusing. It is from her children’s book, ‘Dibble, Dabble and some Doubles’, published around 1951, and is the illustration that appears on page seven. The Sarjeant Gallery has reprinted this charming Joan Grehan book and it is now available for purchase at the Gallery shop. The painting is a charming depiction of one of the troubles during the adventures of a little yellow duckling who, in this painting, has fallen down an empty post hole. It also reminds me of my then two year old son who fell, head first down a hole I was digging for a strainer post at Mangamahu, and had to be dragged out upside down, by his feet.”
Jim Norris, a retired farmer and company manager, for the March 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
This record represents a page from a book and has related works.
380 x 282mm
pencil and watercolour on paper
Pencil with yellow and white watercolour paint illustration on cream paper. Image on recto only. This work is the page 7 illustration for the children's book with the title "DIBBLE / DABBLE / AND SOME / DOUBLES." Written and illustrated by Joan Oldfield [Joan Grehan].

The illustration features a yellow duckling stuck in a hole underground.
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Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the Joan Grehan Estate, 2014.
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Permanent collection
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