Design for the jacket for 'A Girl at Twenty'

Drawing
ca. 1940 (painted)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This drawing for a book cover shows the typical style of artist and illustrator Phyllis Ginger (1907-2005), which is often characterized by distinctive and lively sketches of people in everyday situations. Though best known as a topographical artist, whose skill led to her contribution to Pilgrim Trust’s ‘Recording Britain’ project, Phyllis Ginger's (1907-2005) first ambition was to become an illustrator. From 1941 her illustrations to Mrs Robert Henrey's book entitled 'A Farm in Normandy' led to a collaboration with the author which lasted for thirty years.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink, watercolour
Brief Description
Design for the jacket for 'A girl at Twenty' by Phyllis Ginger
Physical Description
Design for the jacket for 'A Girl at Twenty' by Phyllis Ginger. Other versions are at E.302-2007 and E.304-2007. A copy of the final book cover is at E.301-2007.
Dimensions
  • Height: 39.3cm
  • Width: 27.5cm
Credit line
Given by Paul Durbin and Eleanor Durbin
Summary
This drawing for a book cover shows the typical style of artist and illustrator Phyllis Ginger (1907-2005), which is often characterized by distinctive and lively sketches of people in everyday situations. Though best known as a topographical artist, whose skill led to her contribution to Pilgrim Trust’s ‘Recording Britain’ project, Phyllis Ginger's (1907-2005) first ambition was to become an illustrator. From 1941 her illustrations to Mrs Robert Henrey's book entitled 'A Farm in Normandy' led to a collaboration with the author which lasted for thirty years.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
E.303-2007

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record createdSeptember 27, 2007
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