An original 1951 pen & ink drawing, John Hubbard Schoolboys East Anglian Magazine.
A charming and wonderfully dynamic pen and ink illustration, with graphite and watercolour wash. The drawing was reproduced in an September 1951 edition of East Anglian Magazine, illustrating an article about "The School Treat" for children from Long Melford, Suffolk.
Signed lower right.
In good condition for its age.
12.6cm x 15.5cm.
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.