Hablot Knight Browne, called Phiz

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Hablot Knight Browne, called Phiz
1815-1882
Two Children Blowing Bubbles in the Company of a Skeleton
Graphite and red chalk on paper.
10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (267 x 200 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2476
Inscription: 

Inscribed in pencil at bottom: Fairy tale bk / Duck & ...[illegible]; "K²17" in pencil on verso.

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Title supplied by cataloger.

Summary: 

Sketch shows a small boy and girl seated on the floor with a basin; the boy blows a bubble as the girl looks on and a skeleton kneels directly behind his back at left, leaning forward as he extends a boney hand towards the two children.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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