Drawing by Stevie Smith for The Frog Prince

Scope and Content

Ink drawing of a figure in a tall hat, carrying a sword and crying, on unlined paper, c. 12.5cm x 10cm. There are notes in ink and in pencil, some crossed out. Paper is cut from a larger sheet, the lower part of a letter head can be seen: "President: H.R.H. The Duchess of Gloucester". With second sheet containing notes relating to the publication of the drawing: instructions on alterations to be made to the drawing in (removing a shamrock on the hat, and printed type) in Stevie Smith's hand; the block / page number, reduction or enlargement, and note about painting out, in publisher's hand. The drawing was originally attached to this notepaper with a pin. Published in The Frog Prince, with the poem 'How Cruel is the Story of Eve' p 79

This item is linked to U DP/209/13. The second sheet with notes here is part of the same sheet as that attached to U DP/209/13, the paper was torn in half along a diagonal line - possibly by the publisher. The second sheet here includes the end of the incomplete note described in U DP/209/13. The drawing also appears on p 482 of the Collected poems of Stevie Smith, 1975.

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