Historical information

This is a wall decoration intended for a child's room or centre. It shows Humpty Dumpty and a girl nursery rhyme character and is believed to have been on the wall in a children's ward at the Warrnambool Hospital. The painters were A&A Henderson of Ballarat, believed to be Angus and Andrew Henderson who had a sign-writing and house
decorating business in Ballarat in the early to mid 20th century. The business operated under the name Henderson Brothers. Angus Henderson was a well known Ballarat signwriter who taught signwriting at the Ballarat Technical Art School in the 1940s

Physical description

This is a piece of cream canvas material on which are painted two nursery rhyme figures in various colours. There is some evidence of mould on the back of the canvas.

Inscriptions & markings

A.& A.Henderson Ballarat