28 November 2000
Edward Ardizzone, R.A. (1900-1979)
The Making of Mr. Polly, Denham Studios
signed with initials 'EA' (lower right), inscribed 'Making of Mr. Polly - Denham Studios' (on the reverse)
pen, black ink and watercolour
7¼ x 9¼ in. (18.5 x 23.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1949
Acquired direct from the artist by the present owner.
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Athens, British Council, Edward Ardizzone, C.B.E., R.A., February 1979 (catalogue not traced).
H.G. Wells' book, The History of Mr. Polly was made into a film starring John Mills at Denham Film Studios in 1949.
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