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Attributed to/ Manner of Mabel Lucie Attwell (British, 1879-1964)
Although Mabel Lucie Attwell attended art classes at the Regent Street and Heatherley’s art schools, her skills were largely self-taught and she disliked some of the rigmaroles of formal art training, such as life-classes and learning artistic technique by repeated copying of Classical subjects. Attwell chose to follow her own idiom from early on in her career: an artistic individuality which led first to regular commissions for magazine illustrations and later to the many commissions for book illustrations that would make her a household name. J. M. Barrie personally picked her to illustrate the gift-book edition of Peter Pan in 1921
Little boy with book
pencil on paper
c. 1920, signed with initials 'MLA'
15.5 x 15 cm. (oval image)
Provenance: Christie's, 2003.
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