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Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’

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MS. Eng. d. 4234 = JL 968

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Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’. The sketch is undated but was probably made in the early 1940s when Fisher lived for a while at Wormington Grange Farm, near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. This was the home of V.A. Newman and his family, to whom Fisher gave the drawing as a parting gift.

Dates

  • [c.1940s]

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 4234].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. d. 4234 = JL 968

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11926

Overview

Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Henry Fisher (1879-1962) was an English illustrator, best remembered for his illustrations of Richmal Crompton's William books.

Custodial History

V.A. Newman’s son, Murray, gave the portrait to Brian Taylor who presented it to the Bodleian in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Father Brian Taylor, 1 Oct 2014.
Title
Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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