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Billy Hughes paperweight

by an unknown artist

cast iron, painted

William Morris Hughes and George Reid were both popular targets for caricaturists - Hughes for his wizened frame and large ears, and Reid for what Alfred Deakin called 'an immense, unwieldy jelly-like stomach' and 'little legs apparently bowed beneath its weight'.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Gift of Ric Techow and Jenny Techow-Coleman,
in memory of Roy and Bet Techow 2001
Accession number: 2001.17