Drawing by Stevie Smith for The Frog Prince

Scope and Content

Ink drawing of a neatly dressed woman, with her hands clasped in front of her, on unlined paper, c. 18cm x 6cm. With caption: ".... continue de rire comme une hyene " [still laughs like a hyena]. Paper is cut from a larger sheet, on the reverse is part of a typed letter from [Mi]chael George, 27 Epple Road, Parsons Green, Fulham.

With second sheet containing notes relating to the publication of the drawing: the poem to which it relates, a reference to 'Some are More Human than Others', instructions to remove the caption, in Stevie Smith's hand; the block / page number, reduction or enlargement, and removing the caption, in publisher's hand. The drawing was originally attached to this notepaper with a pin. Published in The Frog Prince, with the poem 'Northumberland House' p 102. A partial enlargement of this same drawing is published on p30 of Some Are More Human Than Others, a sketch book by Stevie Smith, published by Gaberbacchus, 1958. The drawing also appears on p504 of the Collected poems of Stevie Smith,1975.

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