|Measurement||sheet: 55.6 cm x 39.4 cm; image: 52.9 x 36 cm|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||brush and ink with wash and pencil heightened with white on card|
|Place made||Australia: Western Australia, Perth|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright
Mars "Spare a copper, gentlemen for the sake of old times"
Mars, the Roman God of War, is now elderly and impoverished. Leaning against the gates to the League of Nations, he begs for money from the procession of men wearing top hats walking by - one of whom condescendingly flicks a coin in his direction.