Signed with initials and inscribed 'the letters at bottom could be closer together and may be better in a lavender colour?' on reverse Watercolour landscape with church on reverse
Watercolour with bodycolour
8 x 6 ½
The Artist's Family
Preliminary design for Mary Lavin, The House in Clewe Street, London: Michael Joseph, 1945, Dust Jacket
'Eric Fraser 1902-1983', Chris Beetles Gallery, April-May 2013, No 62; 'A Century of British Art: 1945-2010', Chris Beetles Gallery, 5 October-6 November 2021, No 273
Mary Lavin (1912-1996) was an Irish American writer best known for her short stories. Her first novel, The House in Clewe Street (1945), is a family saga that reveals the poignancies of an Irish Catholic upbringing.