Pencil drawing of "An Old Gentleman Reading, 1951", by John Frye Bourne

Recent donation to the Society's collection of work by local artists

By Rosemary Ross

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We have been delighted to accept the donation of this charming framed pencil drawing by John Frye Bourne from Laurie Goldsmith, who bought it at auction some years ago.

He felt it was right that the drawing should be returned to Harpenden where John Frye Bourne was living and working at the time it was made (1951), before being registered by the Society of Graphic Art, presumably for an exhibition that year.

It is likely that the sitter was a local gentleman. Can anyone help identify him?

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This page was added by Rosemary Ross on 18/09/2018.