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5555 Frog Poems - The Boxers Robert Pene St Joseph's Convent Nambour 1947 1990-2006 mixed media on pap..

mixed media on paper (10)

29.5 x 41cm (each)

ROBERT MACPHERSON (born 1937) 5555 Frog Poems - The Boxers Robert Pene St Joseph's Convent Nambour 1947 1990-2006 mixed media on paper (10) titled and dated on artists label verso 29.5 x 41cm (each) PROVENANCE: Yuill|Crowley Gallery, Sydney Private collection, Melbourne OTHER NOTES: This work comprises 10 individual drawings created by MacPherson under the persona of his alter ego, Robert Pene. Pene is a grade 4 student at St Joseph's Convent, Nambour, in Queensland. Each sheet includes either a portrait of boxers Tommy Burns or Vic Patrick, a boxing glove, sometimes a caption added in Pene's uncertain script, with the paper deliberately stained to give apparent age from 1947 (a year after Burns and Patrick's most famous fight).