Jennifer Kent, Poacher, East Anglian Magazine - Original 1955 pen & ink drawing

An original 1955 pen & ink drawing, Jennifer Kent Poacher, East Anglian Magazine.

A characterful pen and ink illustration. The drawing was reproduced in a July 1955 edition of East Anglian Magazine, illustrating a story about "Old Rust... a well-known character in East Suffolk and Norfolk for many years... He had a great reputation as a poacher in his time".

On paper, laid down on card. There are a couple of small stains lower left as shown. The paper is hole punched at the upper edge above the image.
24.2cm x 16.7cm.

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.


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