Drawing by Stevie Smith for The Frog Prince

Scope and Content

Ink drawing of two birds, on plain paper, c. 7.5cm x 6.5cm. Paper is cut from a larger sheet. Underneath the drawing is written: "A backward look" and two further lines of writing including shorthand, the last two lines crossed out. With second sheet containing notes relating to the publication of the drawing: the poem it relates to and the position of another drawing next to it, in Stevie Smith's hand; the block / page number, reduction or enlargement, in publisher's hand. The drawing was originally attached to this notepaper with a pin. Published in The Frog Prince, with the poem 'Avondale', p 43. The thin lines of glue visible on both sheets of paper have come from selotape used when they were later mounted (together with U DP/209/9). The drawing also appears on p 446 of the Collected poems of Stevie Smith, 1975.

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