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A Day of Grace

Eric Fraser (1902-1983)


Price
£1,250

Signed
Signed

Medium
Pen ink and watercolour with bodycolour

Dimensions
7 ¾ x 6 ½ inches

Provenance
The Artist's Family

Illustrated
Preliminary design for Hebe Elsna, A Day of Grace, London: Robert Hale, 1952, Dust Jacket

Exhibited
'Eric Fraser 1902-1983', Chris Beetles Gallery, April-May 2013, No 85;
'A Book by its Cover', Nunnington Hall, February-March 2017, No 30;
'Neo-Romantic Book Illustration in Britain 1943-1955', Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner, 24 February-20 May 2018;
'A Century of British Art: 1945-2010', Chris Beetles Gallery, 5 October-6 November 2021, No 276

On its appearance, A Day of Grace was advertised in the following terms: ‘Miss Elsna’s enthralling new story tells of the influence of a lovely, remote island of the Irish coast on six broken and thwarted lives’. Hebe Elsna was one the pseudonyms used by Dorothy Phoebe Ansle (1890-1983), a prolific writer, mainly of historical romances. She also worked under the names of Laura Conway, Vicky Lancaster and Lyndon Snow.


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