28 October 1999
John Maxwell, R.S.A. (1905-1962)
Policeman arresting the hens
pen and black ink
12 x 9 in. (31.1 x 24.2 cm.)
Gavin Douglas, Edinburgh.
with Aitken, Dott & Son, Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, John Maxwell 1905-1962, 1963, no. 39.
The present work dates from circa 1936 and was an illustration for John Allan's Down on the Farm, Methuen, 1937. Maxwell produced five full page illustrations, sixteen chapter headings and also designed the front cover of the book.
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