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Bowring, Walter Armiger, 1874-1931 :The five groomsmen. 1910.

Reference Number: B-094-028

Shows five men in formal morning dress, with pinstripe trousers, black tailed jackets with floral buttonholes. Four of them cluster around a fifth who has fainted. One applies an icepack (saying "Good old Ede! Shall I ring for a small gargle?), one prepares a hypodermic needle (saying "This'll make him sit up! Wot O!"), and the two others try to stop him from falling. Speech bubbles from one man indicate that the fainted man is Ede although the label on his collar reads "Edric". Two of the other men are due to be married in a month or two according to their speech bubbles.

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1 image, categorised under Watercolours, Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Walter Armiger Bowring, Syncope (Pathology) and Bridegrooms.

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Bowring, Walter Armiger, 1874-1931 :The five groomsmen. 1910., Reference Number B-094-028 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Ink and watercolour, 355 x 483 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Men by the name of Ede who married in 1910 include: Arthur Stephen Ede (Seatoun labourer), and Frederick Arthur Ede (carpenter, possibly of Picton). It is likely that Bowring was living in Wellington by this time. The surname Edric is not found in Wises directories for the period.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top left: [Signed and dated]

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