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A large-scale drawing of a woman in predominantly blue and black ink. The woman is drawn leaning into the right-hand side of the page. She wears a full-length gown and has hands busy at chest level, holding perhaps an empty (undrawn) vessel. Towards the top, there are two staircases to a doorway or an arch. A third stairway leads to the door with a silhouette. A person is flanked by five windows with crossed panes or perhaps tombstones with a cruciform. As with much of Gill's oeuvre, much is left open to interpretation.

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ink on paper


H 61 x W 50 cm (E)

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gifted by son Lawrence Gill, 1963

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