Helen Duncan (1897–1956)
Helen Duncan (1897–1956)
Helen Duncan (1897–1956)
Helen Duncan (1897–1956)
Helen Duncan (1897–1956)
Helen Duncan (1897–1956)

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Scottish medium Helen Duncan was one of the last people convicted under the Witchcraft Act of 1735. Active during the Second World War, she is shown in this bust with a popular hairstyle of the period, the 'roll and tuck', in which the hair was rolled around a shoelace.

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum



Helen Duncan (1897–1956)




H 31 x W 21 x D 35 cm;
Plinth: H 8 x W 15 x D 15 cm

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purchased from the artist

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side of neck: Dronma AP


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