Edmund Blampied (St. Helier 1886-1966)
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Edmund Blampied (St. Helier 1886-1966)

'That ain't tobacco you're smoking Fred'; 'But if I buy the goat I don't know how to milk it'; and 'My weight has now flopped' (all illustrated)

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Edmund Blampied (St. Helier 1886-1966)
'That ain't tobacco you're smoking Fred'; 'But if I buy the goat I don't know how to milk it'; and 'My weight has now flopped' (all illustrated)
the first signed, inscribed and dated 'Blampied/Jersey 41' (centre) and further inscribed '"That ain't tobacco your'e [sic.] smoking Fred?"/-"No - bug'us no - not quite almost/-just leaf mould and 'orse hair."' (lower centre); the second signed, inscribed and dated 'Blampied./Occupation. Jersey. June 1941' (centre left) and further inscribed '"But if I buy The goat I don't know how to milk it."/-"That's easy enough Missie - you just get a 'arf pound/of sausages - that is if you can yet now get them -/to practise [sic.] for a 'arf hour of a time til you get/the knack. Pork butchers made thousands in the last/war selling sausages to practise [sic.] on."/(Conversations overheard.)' (lower centre); and the third signed, inscribed and dated 'Blampied/Jersey. Aug 1. 1941' (centre right) and further inscribed '-"my dear, - my weight has now flopped down to/exactly 100 lbs - and when I say 99 I hiccough/just like an old clock does when it's going to/strike 12."' (lower centre)
pencil, pen and brown ink and coloured crayons, on paper
16 5/8 x 10½ in. (42.3 x 26.7 cm.); and smaller (3)
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with Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London.
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