Charcoal, watercolour and bodycolour 59 x 46 inches
First Exhibited London: Alpine Club under the direction of Ernest Brown Oct/Nov 1930 No. 59
Two clowns Randy and Marba relaxing in front of Togare’s lions, one of whom is the famous Paris.
The word ‘O’Gust’ more used as a corruption word by the circus clowns for the official term ‘auguste’, which refers to the comical clowns often wearing possibly big red noses, baggy trousers with larger than life boots who are subject to custard pies, buckets of water thrown over them etc by the more serious white faced clowns such as Joe Bert.
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