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Anicurio #26 (Cats at the seaside)© - Pencil Illustration

Anicurio #26 (Cats at the seaside)© - Pencil Illustration

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Illustrated in the style of a vintage Edwardian or Victorian photograph. This image is part of my 'Anicurio' collection. Each original illustration is carefully hand drawn in pencil. Once finished, I hand age and treat them with various dye methods, to resemble an old dusty antique photograph. I want this series to suggest something that was rediscovered by you. An inherited artifact from a mysterious benefactor? Or perhaps revealed in a long abandoned attic, lying at the bottom of a chest. Buried beneath old dusty clothes and fading hand written notes.

Paper print (Matte finish - Signed): 8.5" X 11" - $30.00

Paper print (Matte finish - Signed): 11W" x 13.75H" - $49.00

Original: SOLD

Some digital prints may have a slight enhancement from the original illustration, to increase tone and color balance.

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All reproduction prints are scanned and printed using gallery standard, professional equipment and materials. Ensuring the highest quality.

Character biography:

Eva Mulley and Mabel Thorpe, pictured here at the the popular seaside town of Brighton, in England.

Both were house servants. Employees of the Billingham family residence in Henley-on-Thames. This was their annual ‘Billingham employees holiday trip’.

Eva Mulley was a house maid at the estate of Countess Ezra and Lord George Billingham. A stag and doe from a long bloodline of aristocratic elks. Her duties were primarily to Contess Ezra. These included waking her every morning. Providing tea and running a hot bath. Her dressing for the day was laid out for her. At 11 am each day, Mulley provided a one hour grooming session for the Countess. Brushing her fur, polishing her horns and manicuring her hooves. Eva was instructed to address her ladyship as ‘M’lady’. Never by her name or by ‘Countess’.

Mabel Thorpe held duel positions of two rolls combined into one. Head cook and house keeper. This was primary due to budget cuts in the Billingham budget. But Mabel was a resolute and dependable part of the household. Rather a motherly figure to all.

Eva and Mabel became friends. When their schedules permitted, they would sometimes be seen walking together in the park, or visiting the local picture house.

This image of Eva and Mabel, shows that the simplest things in life could sometimes be the most valued. Lifting their heavy clothes and soaking their feet in a cold English sea. Together with your dear friend. Embracing the salty air. Riding a tram along the promenade. Laughing at the cheeky postcards and souvenirs. Then walking off to have fish and chips, followed by a delightful afternoon tea.