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A Childish Face*

© crown copyright. Photo credit: London Borough of Newham

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A pencil-drawn portrait of a childish face with cherubic lips and heavily shaded areas under the eyes. The head is covered with a hairstyle or bonnet that is carefully patterned. There is no discernible body to this torso, however, decorative areas seem to indicate clothing and surrounding the portrait are lines. Over the entire portrait is a rubbed wax crayon making a rough pattern with a brownish hue.

Newham Archives and Local Studies Library


Date

1920–1960

Medium

pencil, ink & crayon on paper

Measurements

H 50 x W 60 cm (E)

Accession number

2012.0005

Acquisition method

gifted by son Lawrence Gill, 1963

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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Newham Archives and Local Studies Library

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