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Cretan Shepherd Boy, 13 November 1948, Conte pencil on paper laid on card


Cretan Shepherd Boy

13 November 1948
Conté pencil on paper laid on card
Lent by the estate of John Craxton

Craxton wrote: ‘I arrived in Greece knowing I couldn’t draw but I would sit down in front of a man, say in a marketplace surrounded by hoards of children, and somehow think myself into the man, allowing his image into my personality and then drawing almost unconsciously.’