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Thomas Hennell RWS (1903-45)

Mr Fisher, 1941

Pen and Ink drawing with reed pen

Hennell's portraiture is not widely known but this intimate and affectionate portrait of an elderly neighbour shows that he was a talented draughtsman and could capture a likeness, despite the freeness of his style.

Also depicted are two elegant depictions of the elaborate straw ornaments traditionally used to commemorate the harvest. Hennell had the eye of a true countryman and a reverence for the folk culture of his forbears that was fast disappearing


Betty Hennell (artist's sister)

Private Collection

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