The Toby jug theme is part of Slee's questioning of Englishness and the continuing or changing meaning of English traditions.

This work is typically ambiguous - is this a grumpy child with a toy plane, or a sort of nursery-rhyme King Kong? The enlarged scale helps to emphasise the strangeness of the Toby jug as an iconic form, like John Bull or Mr Punch.

Provenance

The artist.


Walker Art Gallery

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