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A Girl with a Hat*

© crown copyright. Photo credit: London Borough of Newham

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A postcard from album presumably assembled by Gill herself, with small-format works showing Gill experimenting with different mark-making techniques. It depicts two faces markedly distinct from the other faces seen in Gill's work. One girl in a large hat is showing neck and loose hair. The second face, largely obscured with over-drawing, looks more familiar with wide eyes and hair covering. Both faces appear bright and open, if not fully smiling.

Newham Archives and Local Studies Library


Date

1920–1960

Medium

ink on paper

Measurements

H 14 x W 9 cm (E)

Accession number

2012.1123

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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