[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]
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[Sketches By An Australian Schoolgirl]

c1939-1942. Comprising of approx. 108 pencil and watercolour illustrations over four notebooks, all annotated “Betty Tyson”, some addressed “7 Malacoota Road, Northbridge [NSW]”, and some images dated “28.12.39”, “31.1.40” or “4.4.42”, sizes from 20.5 x 16.4cm to 18.1 x 25cm. Minor tears and stains to covers, some pages loose from binding.

These notebooks by Betty Tyson provide a rare insight into the inner world of an Australian teenage girl. They include drawings and comments concerning her friends and classmates; illustrations to short stories on “the pupils of class 1A, St Elizabeth’s, Sydney [fictitious school]” and the “prefects of 1942.” The notebooks include a page entitled “the wedding group”, detailing fashion worn by each person; plans for a house and examples of decorated rooms; and portraits of friends’ future families such as “Ada’s child, 1972” and “Jemima’s child, 1984.”

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Item #CL194-143

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  Other currencies

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