An original 1953 pen & ink drawing, R.J. Rice Piano Player, East Anglian Magazine.
A wonderfully characterful pen and ink illustration, with watercolour wash. The drawing was reproduced in a May 1953 edition of East Anglian Magazine, with the caption: "In the winter I was taught to play the piano...".
In excellent condition.
10.7cm x 14.7cm.
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.