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This work shows the artist's father coming up the stairs to see his grandmother standing uncertainly at the top of the stairs after having knocked over and broken the tail off a Chinese pottery animal ('Kylin'). Green sets the date of this particular event as 1946.
The Broken Kylin, 1946
oil on board
H 45.7 x W 47 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Museums and Galleries Commission/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1981