Two drawings by Stevie Smith for The Frog Prince

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Ink drawing of a cottage, garden and seated figure, on unlined paper, c. 12cm x 12.5cm. The drawing has a caption: '"A happy rural seat of various view" (Milton)' in Stevie Smith's hand. There is also a pencil note 'Mr Ros Williamson' and a note in red ink 'Why are the clergy' in other hands. The paper is cut from a larger sheet. Ink drawing of a flower, on unlined paper, c. 9cm x 6cm.

With second sheet containing notes relating to the publication of the drawings: the poem to which they relate, their position and instruction to omit the caption, in Stevie Smith's hand; the block / page number, and reduction or enlargement, in publisher's hand. The two drawings were originally attached to this notepaper with pins. Published in The Frog Prince, with the poem 'I love the English County Scene' p 95. The drawing of the flower also appears in Harold's Leap, published in 1950. The first drawing also appears on p 498 of the Collected poems of Stevie Smith, 1975; the second drawing appears on p 275.

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