Beryl Irving, Patient, East Anglian Magazine - Original 1959 pen & ink drawing

An original 1959 pen & ink drawing, Beryl Irving Patient, East Anglian Magazine.

A wonderfully characterful pen and ink illustration with charcoal. The drawing was reproduced in a March 1959 edition of East Anglian Magazine, illustrating an amusing local story featuring an injured patient in a caravan. The drawing is accompanied by a printed photocopy of the magazine page where the illustration was reproduced.

Signed lower right.
In good condition except for a light brown stain at the lower right.
17.4cm x 24.2cm.

This work forms part of a collection of illustrations associated with East Anglian Magazine from the 1950s. The drawings are by a variety of hands and the quality is exceptionally high – including works by esteemed draughtsmen Paul Hogarth and Andrew Dodds.

East Anglian Magazine was published monthly in Ipswich between 1935 and 1982, was an eclectic collection of stories, illustrations and old photographs relating to the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

The majority of the drawings were reproduced in in this magazine, and by virtue of this they all share a quirky, English appeal – often slightly humorous or oddball, depicting local personalities and customs, or illustrating amusing anecdotes or intriguing scenes from local history.

Beryl Irene Irving (1896-1965) was best known as author of the children's book “The Dawnchild” in 1926. She was an illustrator for The Nursery World, Farmers Weekly, the East Anglian Times, Radio Times and elsewhere.


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