Charles Murray Padday

British, b.1868, d.1954

A Difference

  • Presented by the Canterbury Society of Arts, 1932
  • Oil on canvas
  • 760 x 1018mm
  • 69/539
  • 1908
earlier labels about this work
  • Ape To Zip: Adventures in Alphabet Art, 13 May 2005 – 8 October 2006

    In the exhibition Ape to Zip this work was used for the letter P and was displayed with the following label:

    PIRATES Charles Padday lived by the sea in England. Maybe he wished he was a pirate. As well as illustrating adventure books, every year he made large paintings of pirates for a big exhibition in London. Q: What is a pirate's favourite letter of the alphabet? A: Arrrr… Q: Why does a pirate's phone go beep beep beep? A: Because he left it off the hook!