Cartoon - John Spooner, Phar Lap at Crown Casino, 10 Apr 1997 Reg. No: HT 11026
- Cartoon of Phar Lap with his nose in a feeding bag, with the logo of the Crown Casino, as published in The Age of 10 April 1997. The drawing was done by John Spooner to illustrate an article by Martin Flanagan called "Life in a one-horse town".
At the time the cartoon was drawn, the Museum on Swanston Street was closed and the Casino offered to house Phar Lap.
- Blue & black ink wash drawing on cream coloured cardboard. It depicts a horse eating from a charf bag, which has the Crown Casino logo on the front. Inscriptions written in pen and pencil on the right side of the board.
- Acquisition Information:
- Tax Donation from Mr John Spooner
- Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
|Dimensions:||27.10 cm (Width), 37.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||artists, exhibitions, gambling, horse racing, museum history, newspapers, recreation, racing industry, sport, horses, cartoons, casinos|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MUSEUM HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Marketing & Publicity|
|Tertiary Classification:||media coverage|
|Inscriptions:||Written in pen on board: Job/ 97
Written in pencil on board: E./ Phar Lap
|Format:||Drawing: Black & White|
|Artist:||Mr John Spooner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1997|