A Childish Face*

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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


A Childish Face*




pencil, ink & crayon on paper


H 50 x W 60 cm (E)

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gifted by son Lawrence Gill, 1963

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