Ink and pencil drawing of two linked figures, on lined paper, c. 15cm x 12.5cm. Paper is cut from a larger sheet and has writing on the back in pencil including some short-hand. 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, 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 42. The pencil lines of the drawing were not included when the drawing was published. 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/209/10). The drawing also appears on p 445 of the Collected poems of Stevie Smith, 1975.